Virtual Reality

Virtual reality allows you to look inside your body and could help improve drug delivery

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 21 November 2017 - 9:14am
Renderings of 3-D cells in the body are traditionally displayed using 2-D media, such as on a computer screen or paper; however, the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets means it is now possible to visualize and interact with scientific data in a 3-D virtual world.
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Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 November 2017 - 4:00pm
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
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Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 15 November 2017 - 2:56pm
Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study.
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Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system will sense touch

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:20am
Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators.
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New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 14 November 2017 - 6:13am
Technology is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing.
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Can virtual reality be used to manage pain at a pediatric hospital?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 7 November 2017 - 9:28am
In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw, findings showed that VR significantly reduced patients' and parents' perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress during the procedure.
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Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomes

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 October 2017 - 6:01am
Newly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables people to assess the aesthetic aspects of potential management scenarios through a first-person perspective and leads to a greater appreciation for environmental protection.
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Smart Ring: Mobile on-body devices can be precisely and discreetly controlled using a tiny sensor

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2017 - 7:48am
Mobile end-user devices, such as the new version of the “Apple Watch”, have a drawback: their small screen size makes them difficult to use. Computer scientists have now developed an alternative, which they call “DeformWear”. A tiny switch, no larger than the head of a pin, is built into a ring for example, and worn on the body. It can be moved in all directions, pressed, pinched, and pushed toward the right, left, up, and down.
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Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 24 October 2017 - 7:33am
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.
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Scheme would make new high-capacity data caches 33 to 50 percent more efficient

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 October 2017 - 10:19am
A memory management scheme would increase by 33 to 50 percent the efficiency of data caches that use the massive new memory banks known as 'in-package DRAM.'
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Innovative smart watch and smart ring

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 20 October 2017 - 7:17am
Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback.
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Field trips of the future?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 19 October 2017 - 1:42pm
A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science.
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Preservation for the (digital) ages

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2017 - 9:43am
Researchers working with classicists and computer scientists have developed a method to preserve digital humanities databases. The preservation strategy allows scholars to re-launch a database application in a variety of environments -- from individual computers, to virtual machines, to future web servers -- without compromising its interactive features.
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New techniques boost performance of non-volatile memory systems

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 17 October 2017 - 8:00am
Computer engineering researchers have developed new software and hardware designs that should limit programming errors and improve system performance in devices that use non-volatile memory technologies.
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DISTRO: Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3D data

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 13 October 2017 - 6:17am
Depth sensors, such as those of the Microsoft Kinect, are very powerful, but unfortunately they do not work equally well on all materials, which leads to noisy data or even missing measurements.
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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 October 2017 - 6:10am
Researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.
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Engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 6 October 2017 - 5:59am
Researchers continue to break new ground in developing magnet-free non-reciprocal components in modern semiconductor processes. They have built the first magnet-free non-reciprocal circulator on a silicon chip that operates at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling circulators to be built in conventional semiconductor chips and operate at millimeter-wave frequencies, enabling full-duplex or two-way wireless.
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New technology uses mouth gestures to interact in virtual reality

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 October 2017 - 11:42am
Researchers have developed a new technology that allows users to interact in a virtual reality environment using only mouth gestures.
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Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: Making it easier for factory workers to telecommute

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 4 October 2017 - 11:27am
Many manufacturing jobs require a physical presence to operate machinery. But what if such jobs could be done remotely? Researchers have now presented a virtual-reality (VR) system that lets you teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift headset.
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Visualizing life in silico

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 3 October 2017 - 11:45am
Programming a molecular biology experiment can be similar to playing Sudoku; both are simple if you're working with only a few molecules or a small grid, but explode in complexity as they grow. Now, researchers have made it far easier for molecular biologists to make complex biological models.
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