Empathy Machine

VR is often recognized as an “empathy machine” for its ability to evoke strong emotional reactions with the immersive power it holds.
This article explains how some students gained new perspectives into what its like living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and how those new perspectives guided them towards better communication with those suffering form the disease.
Along with partners in Canada, Crosswater has been participating in research about how VR can help enhance the quality of life of people effected by Alzheimer’s.
#alzheimers #dementia #VR #VRresearch #virtualrealuty #empathy #immersion #powerful #perspective #VRproduction #Buffalo #canada #USA #welcometothefuture
https://vrroom.buzz/vr-news/trends/students-experience-dementia-first-hand-vr

VR Assimilating Ex-Cons

VR offers incarcerated individuals with the opportunity to adjust and assimilate back to life on the outside to better prepare them for the transition into today’s society.

“When he took the headset off, he had tears streaming down his face, and the first thing out of his mouth was, ‘What else in the world has changed?’ ”

This excerpt is from the article below, which shares a personal story of how VR helped 55 year old Danny Peters to prepare for his release. He had been behind bars since the age of 17.

#potential #VR #virtualreality #empathy #realistic #immersion #powerofVR #assimilate #buffalo #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/07/17/a-view-of-tomorrow

Medical VR

Since being adopted by mainstream culture, VR/360 technology has proven itself to be more than a gaming device. It’s a versatile tool with practical applications across all industries.
This article discusses many of the innovative ways that VR/360 is being used to reshape the healthcare industry; from treatment, to education, to research.
Crosswater is collaborating with medical researchers at some of the nation’s top institutions. To learn more about what Crosswater is doing with VR/360 in the Medical field, contact us at (716) 884-8486, crosswater@crosswater.net, Facebook Messenger, or on LinkedIn.
#VR #360video #medicalVR #research #VRresearch #virtualreality #education #buffalo #VRproduction #immersion #welcometothefuture

VR for Mental Illness

Innovations across all industries come to life when VR/360 technology is utilized.

This article dives into how the immersive technology has become more and more helpful in treating mental illnesses.

Have a quick read, and learn something new about the future of mental health care.

#mentalhealth #healthcare #medicalVR #VR #Virtualreality #VRproduction #buffalo #immersion #360video #innovative #welcometothefuture

https://www.ft.com/content/1a9a4cac-83cb-11e8-96dd-fa565ec55929

VR Fireworks

All of us here at Crosswater wish you a happy and safe 4th of July!

If you don’t have the chance to go see some fireworks in person, this VR/360 video of fireworks over Las Vegas has got you covered!

#VR #virtualreality #4thofjuly #independenceday #fireworks #holiday #immersive #experience #360video #lasvegas #welcometothefuture

VR/360 Constellations

Have you looked up at the stars lately?
NPR‘s VR/360 constellation lesson provides the recap that you need to understand summer’s starry nights!
#vr #Virtualreality #360video #npr #spatialaudio #stars #summer #constellation #astronomy #immersive #experience #welcometothefuture 

Crosswater in Mexico!

Crosswater goes where the action is!
Enjoy the view of Oaxaca, Mexico through the lenses of Crosswater’s Immersive Director, Russell Vargo, who was on location capturing VR/360 footage and spatial audio for for Total Media VR‘s Red Trunk Project, a non profit organization that uses cultural artifacts to teach children how to be accepting and curious about other cultures.
If you’re curious about the flying saucer device clothed in orange below the GoPro OmniPro camera, it’s the HEAR360 8Ball omni-binaural microphone used to capture #spatialaudio.
The piece of music you’re hearing is an original composition by Crosswater’s co-founder, John Michael Adamo.
View Red Trunk’s website to learn more: https://redtrunkproject.org/index.html
#VR #VR360 #virtualreality #photography #Mexico #oaxaca#redtrunk #immersive #vrproduction #mediaproduction#welcometothefuture

VR Journalism

As technology evolves, almost every industry adapts to the changes. Journalism is no exception to this rule. VR has provided a new platform for journalists and storytellers to communicate their messages.

The unedited, realistic impact of immersive VR/360 experiences creates empathy towards the subjects of the stories, and bridges the gap of distrust between journalists and viewers.

Read the article to learn more about the potential of VR/360 content being adopted by journalists to tell important stories.

#VR #Virtualreality #VRjournalism #news #stories #storytelling #immersive #experience #360video #buffalo #VRproduction #welcometothefuture

https://news.elearninginside.com/how-vr-in-journalism-education-keeps-learners-abreast-with-a-rocky-media-landscape/

UB Gross Anatomy Lab

Since opening its doors last year, The University at Buffalo‘s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been advancing medical education for its students.
These pictures show the brand new, state of the art, Gross Anatomy Lab.
Stay tuned to Crosswater’s social media feeds this afternoon to experience an Immersive VR/360 tour of the beautiful new campus.
#VR #VRtour #UB #Buffalo #virtualreality #360video #medicaleducation #medical #mediaproduction #VRproduction

You’ve got to love the sight of Crosswater’s VR/360 GoPro#OmniPro camera and Zoom #H2n Spatial Audio microphone glimmering in the sunlight at Outer Harbor Buffalo. This is one of the many beautiful landscapes that Crosswater’s producers have captured in immersive VR/360 so far this summer.
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