POCUS Collaboration

Crosswater welcomed Inteleos’ Director of Conceptual Research and Design, Elizabeth Santana and Dr. Rubens Pessanha from the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy where they joined the Crosswater team and UB Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Richard Lamb for an afternoon of creative brainstorming on the benefits of immersive training and learning.

To learn more about how you can get accredited, and see why Point of Care Ultrasound has gained adoption on a global scale, visit https://www.pocus.org/

#POCUS #ultrasound #medical #MedicalVR #innovation #creativity #immersive #UB #VRproduction #buffalo #VRtraining #VRlearning #welcometothefuture

Distraction Therapy

VR’s potential to transform the approach taken by pediatric doctors to reduce stress, anxiety and discomfort is staggering.

Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the country to implement VR ‘Distraction Therapy.’

Read the article to hear the personal story of how doctors were able to reduce the amount of sedatives given to 9-year-old Blaine Baxter, and you will begin to understand the power of VR for medical professionals.

Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for more information about how VR/360 can be implemented to improve medical experiences, for patients and doctors.

#Medical #VR #MedicalVR #virtualreality #healthcare #potential #immersive #experience #transform #innovation #VRproduction #ARproduction #Buffalo #welcometothefuture

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/09/virtual-reality-alleviates-pain-anxiety-for-pediatric-patients.html

VR Education

VR has made revolutionary strides in education.

The immersion offered by VR/360 media content has the potential to increase information retention, improving the effectiveness of teaching.

This article breaks down advantages and benefits of all aspects associated with using VR/360 content for education.

Crosswater specializes in VR education for all grade levels. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for more information about what VR/360 can offer you.

#VReducation #VR #Virtualreality #training #VRtraining #aNewWay #immersive #experience #memorable #VRproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture

https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/07/16/how-wearables-ar-and-vr-help-students-develop-sel-skills-part-1/2/

VR Training

Today is Labor Day. At Crosswater, we’re thinking about how the future of training workers is shifting with the introduction of VR into the workplace.

Research has backed the claims that VR creates much more memorable experiences than traditional video. That is why so many businesses across all realms of industry have chosen VR as an effective alternative to traditional training methods.

Read about some of the research here: https://www.td.org/insights/research-backs-benefits-of-vr-training.

Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for more information, or if you’re curious about the advantages of VR for training purposes.

#VR #Virtualreality #training #VRtraining #aNewWay #immersive #experience #memorable #VRproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture

Thunder of Niagara Airshow VR/360

See and feel the roar of the USAF Thunderbirds in an immersive experience captured by Crosswater VR/360 Producers, Dan & Lauren!

Look up to the sky and follow the formation of F-16 Thunderbirds soaring overhead! Crosswater’s audio engineers have years of experience in sound designing spatial audio, so make sure to wear your headphones for the fully immersive experience. You’ll feel like you’re there!

Try following the jets with your ears as their thunderous power passes over your head! Then, open your eyes and see if they catch up to where your ears had sensed their location. It’s a wild experience!

#thunderbirds #immersive #airshow #buffalo #niagara #VR #virtualreality #VRproduction #360video #spatialaudio #sounddesign #welcometothefuture #USAF #Pilots #Niagarafallsairforcebase #instaairforce

VR EDUCATION

While consumer adoption of VR/360 technology has been a bit slower than expected by industry experts, there is one use that continues to see steady growth; Education.
 
Facebook owned, Oculus, is reconfirming the industry’s dedication to using Immersive media to revolutionize educational standards around the world. Recently, they announced that they are providing Oculus Rift and Oculus GO headsets to schools around the world, to familiarize teachers with using the technology, and continue to measure the effectiveness of this method.
 
Crosswater has been dedicated to the use of Immersive VR/360 content in education for years. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for more information, or if you’re curious about the advantages of VR in Education.
 
#VR #education #learning #EDchat #immersive #360video #mediaproduction #VReducation #virtualreality #experience #oculus #facebook #school #vrproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17792166/oculus-vr-rift-go-headsets-education-classrooms-taiwan-japan-seattle

VR is Maturing

VR has reached a tipping point in its introductory process to our mainstream culture.

According to Gartner, a research company, VR is “rapidly approaching a much more mature stage, which moves it off the emerging technology class of innovation profiles.”

This comes as more and more people have adopted the limitless potential of using VR in all realms, not just for gaming and entertainment.

VR’s potential is exponential, and we at Crosswater cannot wait to see where it’s headed!

#VR #virtualreality #gartner #mature #innovation #technology #potential #immersion #360video #vrproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture

https://skarredghost.com/2018/08/27/virtual-reality-is-reaching-a-mature-state-according-to-gartner/

Dan on a B-17

Crosswater’s Audio Engineer, VR/360 producer, and avid airplane enthusiast, Dan, had a chance to ride in a B-17 recently.
Here are some pictures that he captured on the ride. He brought along the Garmin VIRB to capture a VR/360 aerial view of Buffalo.
Stay tuned to Crosswater’s social media pages to see the exclusive Immersive VR/360 content from inside of the B-17.
#B17 #plane #vr #360video #immersive #experience #vrproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture

Ending Simulation Sickness

For some who experience motion sickness, VR can be difficult to use for extended periods of time, if at all.

However, motion sickness caused by simulated VR/AR environments could soon be a thing of the past. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and creator of the first modern Virtual Reality headset which was unveiled in 2010, says that he is now working on solving this problem.

Read the article to see what he has to say about this, and other predictions he has about the VR industry.

#oculus #facebook #VR #simsickness #virtualreality #innovative #immersive #experience #vrproduction #buffalo #welcometothefuture

https://www.pcgamer.com/palmer-luckey-believes-hell-have-a-cure-for-vr-motion-sickness-by-the-end-of-the-year/

VR/360 with UB

Crosswater’s partnership with the University at Buffalo has yielded some exciting results!

Along with UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, The UB Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), The Center for Industrial Effectiveness, IBL Education, and Docola, Crosswater has produced the VR/360 content for a project aimed at integrating VR into MOOC’s (massive open online course).

The project has been well received so far, and has created more opportunities to integrate VR into MOOC’s in the future, at UB and beyond!

Thanks to everyone on the team who was able to accomplish so much in such little time. Read the article to learn more about the exciting partnership.

#VReducation #EDchat #UB #buffalo #VRproduction #VR #virtualreality #immersion #education #learning #onlinelearning #welcometothefuture

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/08/021.html