VR To Reduce Biases

VR has been dubbed, ‘The Ultimate Empathy Machine,’ for its ability to present new perspectives to its viewers.
 
This is an important quality, which is why the University of North Carolina has been using VR to teach its students cultural competencies to reduce any natural biases.
 
“In an era ripe with mistrust and fear, it’s easy to set empathy aside.” Read the article to find out more about how this research was conducted.
 
Contact Crosswater at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or LinkedIn for any of your VR/360 production needs, or if you’re curious about what Immersive media can offer you.
 
#immersive #immersivemedia #VR #vrproduction #empathy #360video #experience #buffalo #virtualreality #VReducation #education #welcometothefuture
 

VR Prosthetics

VR’s potential continues to prove it has no limits.
Watch this short video by Mashable to learn how researchers are using VR to help patients visualize and get a feel for their prosthetic limbs to become more comfortable with them.
#VR #Virtualrealuty #medicalresearch #VRmedical #immersion #innovative #visualize #technology #science #buffalo #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

VR Shopping at Walmart

Retail giant Walmart is filing for patents that imply its dedication to VR being apart of its business strategy in the future.

Imagine, entering a virtual store from the comfort of your living room. You can travel up and down the aisles, grab items and put them in your cart. At the end, you check out just like you normally would, and your products are shipped to you later that week.

That is the future that Walmart envisions for its customers. Just another way that VR is being deeply integrated into the fabric of our society.

#walmart #VR #vrproduction #360video #immersion #VRshopping #experience #welcometothefuture

https://www.retaildive.com/news/walmart-patent-filings-hint-at-vr-shopping-experience/530431/

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

Facebook Spaces

Your social media experience could shift in the near future because of, you guessed it, VR.
Since purchasing Oculus in 2014, Facebook has been working on integrating VR into their platform with the virtual hangout spot, Facebook Spaces. Mark Zuckerberg has even presented the goal to get 1 billion people in VR on Facebook.
Stay tuned for all of the exciting advancements that are on the horizon!
#facebookspaces #VR #virtualreality #socialmedia#immersive #360video #VRproduction #Buffalo#welcometothefuture
https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/the-way-we-hang-out-on-social-media-could-look-and-feel-very-different-soon/news-story/06324534d7531057a08fdff01d113616

Mini’s VR/360

Crosswater’s LA based Immersive Director, Russell Vargo, worked on this VR/360 production for MINI, and it’s closing in on 1 million views!
We’d like to extend a major thank you to Radiant Images for their world class camera rentals, Torus Media Labs for their Canvas 360 software which allowed for stabilization of shaky footage, and to Michael Benson for producing the piece.
Enter this immersive experience and get a feel for how VR/360 has been used to market the products of industry leaders.
#MINI #vr #virtualreality #360video #VRproduction #buffalo #la #immersive #spatialaudio #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

VR/360 at Canalside Buffalo

Get a spectacular front row view of this fire spinner at Canalside Buffalo.

#immerseyourself into the Crosswater produced VR/360 Immersive video. Use a VR headset and headphones to properly experience the immersion offered by VR/360 video and Spatial Audio.

Experience Canalside in reality as well, not just virtually. Make your way down to Canalside to soak up all of the sunlight that Buffalo’s summer has to offer!

#360video #canalside #buffalo #fire #poi #immerseyourself #immersive #experience #headset #VR #virtualreality #welcometothefuture

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