November, 2014

The Future of Immersive Training

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From defending nations to fending away diseases and making learning interactive, virtual reality technology has been offering impressive training tools to the defense, healthcare and education industries. Working in simulated environments has been helping these professionals improvise and strategize better in a real-life situation. In the third of our five part series on augmented reality our bloggers take you on […]

Paint What You Dance, While You Dance

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For decades, technology has been making inroads into various facets of our lives. Of them, one of the most astounding applications has been in artistic domains like dance. Be it the primeval use of video recording by dancers or the latest use of virtual reality for “Virtual Dancing” wherein a blend of human motion and animation is created by choreographers, […]

Redefining Retail Experience Virtually

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Gone are the days when people jostled for seats in the front rows of sports stadiums. Gone are also those days when shoppers carried a bundle of clothes into trial rooms of garment stores to find the best fit. Today, virtual reality technology has brought the stadium to the sports fan, permanently deleting the signboard of ‘Sold Out’. In the […]

Passwords, Beat a Retreat. The Heart is Here

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Going are the days of remembering a zillion passwords for a slew of credit cards. Your heart is soon going to put your mind at ease by beating away all those passwords and becoming a code by itself. You read that right. Canadian start-up Bionym is testing a wearable device using near field communication (NFC) technology. This device, called the […]

Time Travel Without Jet Lag

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When Boeing introduced its commercial 767 Dreamliner, passengers on long haul flights could observe a marked reduction in fatigue and jet lag. The credit goes to the aircraft’s big windows that reduce motion sickness and the LED lighting that stimulates sunrise and sunset across time zones to ease jet lag effects. Working on more advanced features, UK-based Centre for Process […]

Virtually Real or Really Virtual?

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Gone are the days of simple joysticks and gaming consoles. Today, 3D multimedia is travelling the real way trying to offer an absolutely immersive experience. In the first of our five-part series on virtual reality, we take you through the world of entertainment and how virtual reality is giving users a complete haptic experience. Hobbies form a major part of […]