Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Tumors Could Help Lead to New Cancer Treatments

by Dan Robitzski, Futurism

High-resolution VR maps can help doctors better understand tumor structure.

Doctors have a new weapon in the fight against cancer: detailed maps of the cells in a tumor that can be explored and analyzed in a virtual reality simulation that its creators say provides researchers with an intuitive new way to examine complex medical data that could lead to unexpected breakthroughs.

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Leap Motion’s New Mobile Hand-tracking Sensor Brings 180-degree Field of View

by Dominic Brennan, Road to VR

The new Leap Motion Mobile Platform consists of hardware and software optimized for VR and AR hand tracking on mobile devices. Building on the success of the original Leap Motion device, the brand new hardware aims to be tightly integrated into future mobile VR headsets. Continue reading Leap Motion’s New Mobile Hand-tracking Sensor Brings 180-degree Field of View

Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality

by Victoria Turk, New Scientist

You’re having dinner in a virtual reality game. The banquet scene in front of you looks so real that your mouth is watering. Normally, you would be disappointed, but not this time. You approach the food, stick out your tongue – and taste the flavors on display. You move your jaw to chew – and feel the food’s texture between your teeth.

Experiments with “virtual food” use electronics to emulate the taste and feel of the real thing, even when there’s nothing in your mouth. This tech could add new sensory inputs to virtual reality or augment real-world dining experiences, especially for people with restricted diets or health issues that affect their ability to eat. Continue reading Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality