Jazz VR/360 Experience

Take a break from reality and enjoy this virtual jazz VR/360 experience!
The Bobby Militello Quartet performs the Bobby Jones tune, “Straight Ahead.”
This virtual experience was made possible by the Buffalo State Music Department with their beautiful Louis P Ciminelli Recital Hall, and by the Buffalo Jazz Collective along with all of the world class musicians who work with them.
The VR/360 experience was recorded by a GoPro OmniPro camera rig, and spatial audio was captured on a Sennheiser Ambisonic microphone.
#Jazz #livemusic #virtual #360video #spatialaudio #experience#virtualreality #VR #buffalo #saxophone #immersion#welcometothefuture

VR/360 Water Lantern Festival

Crosswater’s VR/360 producers attended the Water Lantern Festival at the Outer Harbor in Buffalo.

The Water Lantern Festival is a traveling event that stops in many cities to create a uniquely emotional and loving atmosphere where people can write down some hopes and dreams, or letters to loved ones, and then send them out into the water.

Immerse yourself into this beautiful landscape on the water in Buffalo, and take in all of the beauty that this festival offers.

#waterlantern #VR #Virtualreality #360video #immersion #buffalo #VRproduction #mediaproduction #emotional #experience #welcometothefuture

 

VR Training

Slowly but surely, the practical uses of VR are pushing it further into the mainstream.

This article focuses on how VR is being utilized by construction workers for job training, and how that is improving their safety conditions on the job.

The possibilities are endless, and are not limited to only construction. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR training may be beneficial for your business or organization.

#VR #virtualreality #VRtraining #possibilities #perspective #training #learning #jobsafety #immersive #VRproduction #buffalo #360video #welcometothefuture

https://www.constructiondive.com/news/real-results-from-virtual-reality-safer-jobsites/532515/

SpaceX VR

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced that SpaceX’s manned mission to orbit the moon and return safely to Earth will be equipped with a VR live stream, allowing you to immerse yourself into history as it’s being made.

Musk, who is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential business magnates of his generation, shows a commitment to immersive VR/360 media with this announcement.

He released few details, but claimed that the goal is to be ready for the mission by 2023. VR/360 technology is progressing so rapidly that it’s hard to predict where it may be in 5 years, but he’s got enough faith in the technology to make it apart of what will be one of his greatest accomplishments.

#VR #virtualreality #spaceX #tesla #elonmusk #space #moon #orbit #360video #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-spacex-moon-mission-will-be-livestreamed-in-vr/

VR Therapy

Did you know that 19 million US adults struggle with phobias every day of their lives?
Therapists have started using VR/360 technology to expose these people to their greatest fears, teaching them that the initial panic will pass and that they are strong enough to handle the physical reactions that result from irrational fear.
VR therapy is in the preliminary stages of research to find conclusive scientific evidence that the method is an effective way to deal with irrational phobias. However, personal anecdotes from subjects of the therapy method have been overwhelmingly positive thus far.
Take a look at this video by the Associated Press, which explains some examples of how this method has helped people suffering from phobias.
#VR #virtualreality #phobia #AP #medicalresearch #VRtherapy #immersion #welcometothefuture

Dog Tries VR

Here’s your daily dose of cute.

Even our furry friends enjoy immersive VR/360! It looks like we have an entirely new audience to create VR/360 content for! Just look at how happy he is!

#VR #doglovers #cutedog #experience #cute #virtualreality #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.facebook.com/noobvpro/videos/1036739639829529/

Medical VR

Virtual Reality attracts a lot of attention because of its many uses in the medical field.
Along with training future doctors, VR has found success as means of ‘distraction therapy’ and pain management for people suffering from a range of conditions, from PTSD to cancer.
Take a look at this article for a brief overview of VR’s potential in medicine. Crosswater is active in the medical VR community, taking an innovative approach to offer new solutions to old problems.
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

VR Helping NFL Players

Football season is officially underway! So is the discussion surrounding concussions, and analytic methods to making the game safer for players.

Crosswater is an advocate for using eye tracking in VR to capture analytics and gain quantitative insights. New developments in Virtual Reality eye-tracking technology provide team doctors with fast and accurate measurements of brain health to give players a greater understanding of the risks associated with entering back into play too quickly after a head injury.

Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers QB, Steve Young, whose career was cut short by a concussion, advocates for this new method, calling it “empowering” to players who can now make informed, game-time decisions regarding their brain health.

#VR #virtualreality #analytics #concussions #football #NFL #headinjury #brainhealth #eyetracking #innovative #steveyoung #technology #welcometothefuture

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/10/former-49ers-star-touts-virtual-reality-in-fight-against-concussions/

View From Inside a B-17

Get ready to go back in history with Crosswater’s VR/360 producer and avid aviation enthusiast, Dan, as he takes us on his adventure in a B-17 bomber, known as the “Flying Fortress” during WW II.

Join Dan as he explores inside the aircrafts multiple turrets and captures a birds eye view of the terrain below and the skies above!

Many thanks to the US Air Force and the Niagara Falls Air Base for allowing us to capture this immersive video, and share it with you.

Wear a VR headset and headphones for the most immersive experience! Like, follow and share Crosswater’s Social Media pages to stay connected and be the first to know about our exclusive VR/360 content.

#B17 #plane #vr #360video #immersive #experience #vrproduction #buffalo #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