How virtual reality could transform health care

For those who ordered early, the long-awaited Oculus Rift starts shipping today, the HTC Vive is expected to officially ship April 5, and Sony’s Playstation VR is slated to arrive in October. Virtual reality headsets aimed at the consumer/gamer market are finally becoming a reality.

This would lead to not just better training simulations, but real-time surgeries performed in a virtual environment. Doctors would be able to get a much closer view, and from any angle, and work on a much smaller scale than previously possible.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

(Insider Story)

4 reasons why virtual reality isn’t real yet

UK-based virtual worlds research firm KZero projects that 83 million head-mounted virtual reality display headsets will have been sold by 2018, with a consumer market penetration of around 9 percent. But that doesn’t mean...

The Real Risks of Virtual Reality

This summer, Facebook finalized its $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, a virtual reality headset maker. The purchase promises to usher in a new era for virtual reality-more immersive, lower cost and simply more...

Army takes a flier on OpenSim

The U.S. Army is not new to using simulated virtual environments for training. In fact, almost all soldiers have used virtual simulations, according to Douglas Maxwell, the science and technology manager for virtual world...

Top Enterprise Controversies of the 3D Web

Top Enterprise Controversies of the 3D Web

If you’ve been watching the development of videogame technology and user interfaces, you might have noticed that we’re getting closer and closer to the point where the Matrix becomes a reality. At some point...

Virtual Worlds, Real Risks

Online communities and collaborative workspaces create operational and security vulnerabilities – but also opportunities to deploy enterprise-grade, risk-based solutions. Carroll University’s library commons was a victim of its own success. The commons — which takes...

Five 3D Virtual Environments For Business

Five 3D Virtual Environments For Business

These immersive virtual environments offer low-cost, easy-to-set-up, browser-based meeting spaces.