VR Training US Army

The U.S. Army is using immersive VR/360 media for training purposes.

They have been creating realistic 3D simulations of various scenarios to introduce soldiers to accurate combat experiences. These first iterations of VR training are expected to “enable units to enter live training at a much higher level of proficiency,” according to Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training.

VR Training is becoming widely accepted and practiced as a legitimate form of job training for nearly any profession in almost every industry.

Contact Crosswater to learn more about the benefits VR Training.

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https://vrroom.buzz/vr-news/tech/us-soldiers-will-get-advanced-vr-training-tools

 

#endPoverty

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
“The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.” former President Obama remarked in a State of the Union speech.

Here at Crosswater, we firmly agree with that statement, which is why we are dedicated to creating quality educational VR/360 content to inspire students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Our intent is to spark the imagination in young minds with immersive content that has greater retention value and enables them to absorb and understand more of what is achievable. We invite you to share your thoughts on how we can collectively work together to make education fun, and accessible to everyone, and contribute to the eradication of poverty worldwide.

#EndPoverty #VReducation #innovative #VR #learning #poverty #Obama #technology #welcometothefuture #navigator

NBA VR

Are you a big sports fan?

Soon the way that you watch sports could be improved thanks to the introduction of VR/360 technology to the industry.

The NBA is starting a new trend this season by introducing live VR viewing parties on their NBA League PASS. 26 games over the 2018-2019 season will be filmed and broadcasted in VR/360, allowing for people around the world to feel like they are right there in the arena.

VR is a versatile medium and is gaining momentum. Keep your eyes peeled, and you’ll see Virtual Reality technology finding its way into nearly every aspect of our culture.

#VR #VRsports #NBA #NBAleaguepass #NBAVR #immersive #welcometothefuture

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/16/nba-league-pass-shared-vr-viewing/

VR Vaccinations for Kids

For a lot of kids, getting pricked by a needle during their vaccinations is a stressful and painful experience. VR can help remove a lot of the pain and fear that they experience at the doctor’s office.

Watch this short video to see how pediatricians in Brazil have begun using VR to immerse kids into a fantasy world, distracting them from the vaccines as they are administered.

#VR #virtualreality #vaccine #distractiontherapy #VRtherapy #VRforkids #VRforGood #aNewWay #immersive #perspective #welcometothefuture

New Oculus Headset

You may have missed that Facebook-owned Oculus, has announced its newest model of VR headset; The Oculus Quest.
This new model has similar functionality of desktop based headsets, but it does not require a fancy computer and it does not have any cumbersome wires!
 
Slated to hit the market in the spring of 2019 for the price of $399, this will be the most accessible VR headset to date.
To read more about the industry’s first impressions, follow the link –> https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-oc5-impressions-vr/
#VR #oculus #facebook #virtualreality #VRheadset #360video #immersion #welcometothefuture

Oculus Quest

The next iteration of Oculus’ VR headset has been introduced by Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

The new model will combine the benefits of existing VR headsets and minimize the negative aspects that are common complaints. Oculus Quest will be wireless and will not require a powerful PC to operate, but it will still hold the same gaming functions that VR users enjoy by using the Oculus Rift.

Exciting new developments in VR technology will continue over the coming years, propelling the industry further and further into mainstream success. The Oculus Quest is expected to be released in spring of 2019.

#Oculus #facebook #oculusquest #VR #Virtualreality #immersive #wireless #VRgaming #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/26/oculus-quest-hands-on/

Spatial Audio

What’s all the buzz in the media production community? Spatial Audio! Spatial Audio is audio captured by a special, ambisonic microphone and is processed by audio encoders designed to create a 360 soundscape that interacts with immersive VR/360 experiences. A wide array of ambisonic microphones have been introduced recently, which speaks to the industry’s commitment to spatial audio’s role in enhancing immersive experiences.

As longtime users of the Ambeo and Hear360 products, Crosswater’s talented immersive VR/360 audio engineers have become very familiar with recording and mixing tactics, and are excited to collaborate on your immersive projects.
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to learn how VR/360 experiences may be enhanced by spatial audio.
#mediaproduction #buffalo #sounddesign #spatialaudio #soundscape #VR #virtualreality #360video #experience #welcometothefuture

Join our Facebook Group!

Are you interested in learning more about how Immersive media can benefit you? Do you have any experience with immersive media that you’d like to share with others? Crosswater is interested in your ideas, and we hope you’ll consider joining our new Facebook Group!

We believe that creative collaboration is the key to everyone’s success, that’s why we have created this Facebook group forum. Exchange ideas and objectives, ask and answer questions, and pursue curiosities about VR/360 production with Crosswater’s talented producers and other advocates of immersive media. Topics include 360 filming, Spatial audio, Unity Development, AI, AR, XR, Analytics, Gaming, Volumetric video, Haptics, and any other relevant component that contributes to a fulfilling immersive experience.

Click the link below and join, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us should any questions arise!
We thank you in advance for participating in our VR/360 Community!
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VR Training

Virtual Reality has been adopted by many different industries for many different purposes. One of the most common purposes for Immersive VR/360 Media is it’s use in job training.
The manufacturing industry has seen a large drop-off in skilled workers. They have been searching for innovative training methods to prepare prospective employees for their jobs quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.
VR education meets all of these criteria, as well as providing the viewer with “the ability to experience real-life situations otherwise not available through traditional classroom settings.”
All of these reasons are why manufacturing companies are beginning to employ VR training and education.
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

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/