Unencumbered Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is said to be unencumbered when it is free of the deck - a wired HMD, speakers, dataglove wires, physical constraints.
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Understanding Virtual Reality is essentially a holistic introductory book, covering in a little depth, a wide swathe of issues, applications and advancements in and around the sphere of virtual reality.
This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on the subject of virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology?where it originated, how it has evolved, and where it is going. The authors cover all of the latest innovations and applications that are making virtual reality more important than ever before.
This book is dedicated to both virtual reality and augmented reality, as in how both apply to the manufacturing process. Everything from 3D visualisation and pre-manufacture prototyping to 3D printers and revolutionising the manufacture process.
Whilst research using virtual reality has continued unabashed throughout the years, it seems that we are finally once again seeing courses dedicated to VR as a subject in its own right.
A slideshow presentation geared to introducing the concept of virtual reality, raise a lot of questions about how to do it, and at the same time, answer a great deal about its past.
An innovative project at Tripler Army Medical Centre utilises an immersive virtual reality interface to take patients back to the war zones they experienced, to treat their battlefield stress.
A mainstream media piece on the growing explosion of augmented reality gaming - combining physical and virtual data as one, in order to play location-based games.
In the modern era of VoIP and face to face communication, we are in danger of losing the power of virtual reality in a kind of mixed reality system. For whatever reason: nationality, lisp, burr, mixed gender heritage or simply being half drunk or high at the time, the market for the voice you emit to be synthetic, to be virtual is huge, preserving the integrity of the virtual world, by keeping the purely physical out.
This image shows the output from a tiny broadcast drone one of the runner robots in Matriculated, literally excremented out of its posterior. It sunk into the ground and then began transmitting this simplified image. The reason being that all these machines see reality and virtual reality as interchangeable. As one of the characters said, and its true "all reality is virtual to them". So, when summoning reinforcements, keep it as simple as possible.
Right from the preface, Multimedia and Virtual Reality identifies itself as something of an academic book, with a relatively dry prose. It has a great deal of fascinating content, carefully examined and presented, yet the language used, does assume a certain level of vocabulary.
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A recent patent filing by defense contractor Lockheed Martin gives us a peek into a portable virtual reality simulator the company is cooking up.
The patent application is titled: "Portable immersive environment using motio...
The INTUITION Network of Excellence, funded under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) and bringing together 58 virtual reality organisations, will hold a workshop in Athens, Greece, on 22 September.
Participants at the works...
Last Monday, seventh of February 2006, the audience got a crash course in virtual reality during Iowa State University's Presidential University Lecture.
ISU Professor Carolina Cruz-Neira presented an overview of the leaps a...
Ford engineers are outdoing the need for prototypes by employing VR. Engineers at Ford have adapted the technology that Hollywood used in movies, such as The Polar Express and Beowulf, to shave about six months off the development of the Fo...
The Idaho National Laboratory, USA, is adopting virtual reality techniques a la grand scale, for nuclear systems design and analysis.
The centre will be a campus for research, design and development of new nuclear technology...