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

Therapeutic VR

Enjoy the soothing serenity of this tranquil scene in VR/360!

Crosswater’s west coast Immersive Director and adventurer, Russell, continues to explore engaging landscapes to add to Crosswater’s immersive content library. This scene is from his rugged hike to Goat Rocks Lake, in Washington State, where Russell earned the new moniker, “Virtual Sherpa”! Stay tuned for glimpses of the many other stunning landscapes and parks, and educational content, that Crosswater’s teams have captured in Immersive VR/360 video.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming announcement on where you’ll be able to access our library of experiences for medical and higher education, training, mindfulness programs, and other therapeutic applications. What stock VR/360 footage would you like to see in the library? We welcome your thoughts!

View on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crosswaterdigital/photos/a.625132030873646/1842716602448510/?type=3&theater

#VR #immersive #virtualreality #stockfootage #spatialaudio #washingtonstate #GoatRocksLake

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

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

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

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

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

VR Marketing

Do you want to find a way to market your products to new audiences with innovative techniques? If so, Virtual Reality Marketing is a route that you cannot pass up.

75% of the world biggest brands have already adopted VR/360 to expand their marketing horizons.

And it works, too. Read this brief article and learn about some of the ways that Immersive Media is being used to enhance brands’ and products’ market reach.

The creative house here at Crosswater can help you every step of the way, from the birth of the idea to the final product. Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn to start developing creative solutions to your marketing challenges.

#VR #virtualreality #VRmarketing #aNewWay #business #immersive #immersivemedia #VRproduction #buffalo #innovative #creative #brand #welcometothefuture

https://digitalmarketinginstitute.com/en-us/blog/2018-01-19-7-examples-of-successful-virtual-reality-marketing