Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions
When people create and modify their virtual reality avatars, the hardships faced by their alter egos can influence how they perceive virtual environments, according to researchers.
VR team presents infinite walking in virtual environments (w/ video)
Research uses muscle activity to move virtual objects (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Today's smartphones and computers offer gestural interfaces where information arrives at users' fingertips with a swipe of a hand. Still, researchers have found that most technology falls short in making people ...
Apple granted patent on new augmented reality technology
Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help disabled people walk again
Every year thousands of people in Europe are paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many are young adults, facing the rest of their lives confined to a wheelchair. Although no medical cure currently exists, in ...
Virtual reality 'beaming' technology transforms human-animal interaction
Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, researchers have 'beamed' a person into a rat facility allowing the rat and human to interact with each other on the same scale.
Blind people develop accurate mental map by playing 'video' game
Researchers have developed a new "video" game for blind people that can help them learn about a new space using only audio cues, as reported Sep. 19 in the open access journal PLOS ONE.
Improved waiting area design increases customer comfort, study finds
Many diners cringe at the thought of waiting for a table in a crowded restaurant, while restaurant managers hope they do not lose customers due to long waits. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has studied restaurant ...
Augmented Reality technology becomes a tool for urban and construction planning
Mobile computing tools for urban and construction planning have developed dramatically over the past few years. Even by global standards, the progress made at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been remarkable. ...
Iowa State's METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality
Iowa State University doctoral students Leif Berg and Ryan Pavlik handed over a Wii Remote and a pair of 3-D glasses.
Talk to the virtual hands
Body language of both speaker and listener affects success in virtual reality communication game.
FRAVE: Flexible virtual reality system
Product developers, vehicle design engineers and trainee pilots increasingly utilize 3-D worlds, operating in a virtual space created by realistic images in real time. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet ...
New 3-D research technology unveiled
The University of Idaho today unveiled the new home for an IQ Station, state-of-the-art technology that allows faculty, student and staff researchers to see images in 3-D.
Air force flight control improvements may result from flying insect research
Flying insects' altitude control mechanisms are the focus of research being conducted in a Caltech laboratory under an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant that may lead to technology that controls ...