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/

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

Crosswater’s Floating VR/360 Rig

The powers of levitation are at work with Crosswater’s floating VR/360 rig! Can you figure how it’s done?
If you want the answer to this new technique, reach out to Crosswater’s Immersive VR/360 engineers Dan and Lauren at crosswater@crosswater.net for details.
 
In this scenario, the team is preparing to capture a University at Buffalo School of Nursing delivery and postpartum simulation for nursing students Behling Simulation Center at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
 
The University at Buffalo is ahead of the curve in using VR/360 for medical and higher education and Crosswater is proud to be a part of their innovative approach to teaching and learning.
 
#immersive #VR #360video #spatialaudio #vrproduction #omnipro #gopro #UB #medical #education #nurse #welcometothefuture

Magic Leap

What’s the buzz in the VR community? Magic Leap.
Magic Leap has been developing secretive VR/AR/XR technologies for years, and has attracted some of the biggest tech investors, including Google.
Take a look at this video to learn more about what the future of Immersive technology has in store.
#VR #AR #XR #Virtualrealuty #augmentedreality #extendedreality #crossreality #immersive #magicleap #google #technology #bigtech #welcometothefuture

VR Education

VR is quickly earning its role as an integral part of modern classrooms. Educators for all learning levels have been finding great benefits by using VR in the classroom.
 
Crosswater is a provider of Immersive Educational content. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn more about the possibilities.
 
#education #learning #VReducation #teachers #students #VR #virtualrealuty #immersive #360video #buffalo #welcometothefuture
 

VR of Hiroshima

August 6, 1945. The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and 3 days later, dropped another on Nagasaki to end World War 2.

Now, exactly 73 years later, students in Japan have 3D modeled the cities to be viewed in VR/360. “Even without language, once you see the images, you understand. That is definitely one of the merits of this VR experience,” said one viewer about the experience.

VR’s powerful immersion can help us gain empathy. This experience will undoubtedly keep the memory of this tragic event alive so it can be shared with future generations allowing them to understand the power of nuclear warfare.

#hiroshima #nagasaki #japan #US #VR #Virtualreality #immersive #experience #atomicbomb #3dmodel #welcometothefuture

http://time.com/5358430/japan-virtual-reality-hiroshima

LA Biomed

L.A. BioMed provided the backdrop for this shot, with Crosswater’s LA based immersive director, Russell Vargo, preparing to capture Harbor–UCLA Medical Center‘s Dr. William Stringer give a talk about patient empathy, and how VR can improve doctor-patient relationships.
#VR #empathy #LA #UCLA #california #virtualreality #immersion #medicalVR #bedsidemanner #welcometothefuture

VR Training

VR has proven itself to be an effective training tool by providing people with realistic demonstrations, in which they can immerse themselves to experience it first hand.
It’s been used across countless industries, from healthcare, to athletics, engineering, education, law enforcement, and many others.
Now, firefighters are using virtual simulations to get a feel for what it’s like to enter a burning building.
If you are curious about how virtual simulations could benefit you or your business, Crosswater can lead the way. Contact us at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn.
#simulation #VRtraining #VR #virtualreality #experience #demonstration #firefighter #immersive #welcometothefuture #VRproduction #buffalo