How Hololens can be used to reduce covid exposure in medical environments

2022-03-12T11:23:49+00:00March 12th, 2022|VR News|

Digital technologies are expanding throughout healthcare. For a while now, we have seen them developing to improve the quality of care and it’s accessibility. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated their implementation like never before, with an added focus on finding new ways to protect healthcare staff. Mixed-reality (MR) technology is the latest iteration of telemedicine [...]

COOL! VR and the Gate Control Theory of Pain

2021-08-23T12:50:24+01:00July 11th, 2021|Blog, Team Building, VR News|

Most people feel pain on a regular basis. We’ve all stubbed our toe or hit our head on a cupboard door. Our first instinct is to rub the area that’s in pain, this is because when we rub a painful area, the pain reduces. This is the underlying concept of gate control theory (GCT). Gate [...]

Quest 2, the next wave of mobile VR is here

2021-08-23T13:40:30+01:00October 11th, 2020|VR News|

It feels like forever ago that the original Oculus Quest landed in 2019 onto store shelves and into our hearts, its untethered design and power in its sleek and ergonomic form factor wowed us live nothing in the VR world prior. Now, Oculus has developed and released the sequel, which brings the initial design to [...]

COVID-19 and the remote revolution

2021-08-23T13:37:29+01:00May 2nd, 2020|VR News|

With around a third of the world’s population now under some form of lockdown due to the impact of coronavirus, businesses and their employees have had to quickly adapt to the ways of remote working. Many millions are facing the sudden challenge of reaching and maintaining their usual levels of productivity from home while embracing [...]

Could VR be the future of conferences?

2021-08-23T13:34:33+01:00April 16th, 2020|VR News|

For centuries, new technology has been used to overcome big challenges in times of pressing need, creating opportunities out of crises, and it seems that history is now repeating itself once again. With much of the world’s population forced into unfamiliar remote working conditions (for a very good reason, of course) and countless businesses and [...]

New VR headsets arriving in 2020 and beyond for VR Hire

2021-08-23T13:36:59+01:00March 12th, 2020|Review, VR News|

It might not be the first time we’ve heard predictions like this, but several industry commentators are suggesting that 2020 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally gains mass appeal, making it a great time to be bringing out a new headset. Although we’re unlikely to see quite as many launches as 2019 [...]

Antlion ModMic Wireless for your VR hire

2021-08-23T13:21:38+01:00November 24th, 2019|VR News|

Sometimes the built in microphones on VR headsets is not high enough quality for certain applications, fortunately this can be easily solved with the addition on the excellent Antlion ModMic. This is a wirefree stick on mic that can fit on any VR headset to add high end mic functionality including very effective noise cancelling. [...]

Health and safety training could benefit from VR, new study suggests

2021-08-23T13:39:12+01:00September 29th, 2019|VR News|

New research undertaken at the University of Nottingham has shown how virtual reality (VR) could be used to improve employee safety by taking an immersive approach to common health and safety training tasks such as fire evacuation drills. The Human Factors Research Group at the East Midlands institution has trialled an innovative system that tests [...]

Could mixed reality overcome the language barrier?

2021-08-23T13:28:31+01:00August 29th, 2019|VR News|

For centuries technology has been gradually bringing people from different countries and cultures closer together in various ways. But even as it has enabled us to communicate quicker and easier than ever before wherever we are in the world, language barriers have remained tough to crack. Nevertheless, language service providers, or LSPs, have been in [...]

The VRE Team’s most anticipated Oculus Quest launch titles

2021-08-21T15:09:59+01:00August 15th, 2019|VR News|

It seems that each time a new VR headset is launched, industry insiders become giddy with the prospect of the new piece of kit heralding a “VR revolution” that sees mainstream consumers and Luddites adopting the technology at scale. Could the new Oculus Quest, the first high-spec all-in-one VR system finally be ‘the one’? With [...]

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