Latest Virtual Reality publications

Woojer unveils haptic vest for VR

Haptic company Woojer has unveiled the Vest, a new consumer wearable that offers an innovative technique for virtual reality gaming immersion that can also be used to enhance music and movie viewing experiences. Available for viewing at this month’s Tokyo game show, the Woojer Vest incorporates six haptic transducers located on six meridian points on the… Read More

Augmented reality has surgical application

A Chinese surgeon has discovered a practical application for augmented reality in the medical field. Using the same technology by which a Pokemon character is layered onto a real-life setting, two surgical images can be combined into a single view, eliminating the need for surgeons to watch two separate screens simultaneously. Catherine Chan Po-ling, a… Read More

New ZeniMax filing claims Oculus Rift stolen

An amended complaint filed by ZeniMax now openly states that John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and CTO of Oculus, stole documents that led to the subsequent creation of Oculus Rift. It also alleges that Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, directed employees to get proprietary ZeniMax information from Carmack and use it to ‘develop, modify… Read More

Google wants to make virtual reality more social

Before the launch of its virtual reality (VR) platform this autumn, Google’s Daydream Labs is exploring ways that it can make the whole experience a bit more social, rewarding friendly behaviour and controlling VR trolls. Google is concerned that user autonomy in VR could encourage bullying, and even curiosity, with distressing consequences. ‘People are curious… Read More

Veeso VR headset captures and displays facial expressions in real time

The Veeso virtual reality headset, a smartphone-based VR headset reminiscent of Samsung VR, includes  functionality that can capture a user’s facial expressions and display them in real time on a digital avatar. The headset, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, aims to provide a new depth to virtual interaction. By providing a method for displaying facial… Read More