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VRE @ The International Aviation Academy Norwich (IAAN)

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

VRE were pleased to be present at the opening of the new International Aviation Academy Norwich (IAAN), and see the start of a unique collaborative venture between employers in the aviation sector and funding bodies, educators and local government. This brand new facility will be providing the next generation of pilots, [...]

Virtual Reality Health and Safety Training – A Solution in Search of a Problem?

August 14th, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

We recently came across a new application for the HTC Vive, the “Lathe Simulator” and we thought we would give our thoughts on using VR for Health and Safety Training. The Lathe Simulator The application itself is nicely made, well produced and walks users though basic lathe operation, fitting a [...]

Can Virtual Reality Cure Mental Health Issues?

July 31st, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

The use of virtual reality has long been thought of as being purely for entertainment purposes, and no doubt are superb delivery methods for some truly memorable experiences and events. The technology however does have more ‘practical’ applications too and can be put to use in very innovative ways such [...]

Transforming the World of Sport with Virtual Reality

June 19th, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , , |

Virtual reality is beging to permeate every industry. We have seen recently how its been adapted to health care and in education  the world of sports is no exception. While the influence of this technology on the world of sports is relatively new, it’s certain that it will become more pervasive [...]

How Virtual Reality Could Change the Healthcare Industry

June 9th, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

Virtual Reality has been projected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the world with of 6.3 million unit device sales in 2016, it’s already off to a good start! We are certain that the devices are going to be the future of entertainment, however, the question on [...]

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

May 28th, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

The team here at VRE are big fans of virtual reality being used and developed for Educational purposes. We are beginning to see the green shoots of VR being implemented in schools, colleges and universities not only in the UK but also Europe. Applications such as Google Expeditions are proving to be [...]

Samsung Gear VR: See Your Next Home Without Getting off the Sofa

February 7th, 2017|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , , |

It sounds a bit extreme to explore our world in virtual reality, however it’s becoming a reality. Developers and real estate agents have already begun work on developing the next best platform for selling and displaying homes- Virtual Reality. By hiring equipment such as a Gear VR, estate agents have [...]

The best 360 films to watch when you rent Samsung Gear VR

November 18th, 2016|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

When hiring the Samsung Gear VR it is easy to forget that it has more applications other than just playing games. One of its key features is the ability to play 360° (sometimes 3D) movies. In recent months, the movie world has watched as the presence of virtual reality has [...]

Sony VR – First Impressions

October 21st, 2016|Categories: VR News|Tags: , , |

The VRE team have just taken delivery of the Sony VR headset and we thought we would give you our first impressions.   With Sony joining the VR market alongside Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, it will be interesting to see what happens now there is an additional player [...]

VRE testing the HTC Vive on the streets of London

September 28th, 2016|Categories: VR News|Tags: , |

Our Virtual Reality hire team were busy outside in the sunshine this week, testing the HTC Vive outside to see how well the virtual reality equipment will operate in different light conditions. Surprisingly the HTC Vive is quite robust working in different light conditions and we were able to test [...]