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

2019-09-29T16:39:08+00:00 September 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?

2019-08-29T17:35:15+00:00 August 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

2019-08-15T22:49:02+00:00 August 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 [...]

What’s New For The Oculus Rift S?

2019-08-15T22:45:49+00:00 August 15th, 2019|VR News|

The Oculus Rift S is nearly here, just over three years after the original Oculus Rift brought VR gaming into the modern era. That relatively short timeframe hasn’t prevented Facebook-owned Oculus VR from outfitting the Rift S with several substantial upgrades over its predecessor. However, the company is also keen to point out that the [...]

Achieving Mindfulness Through The Power Of VR

2019-08-15T22:42:48+00:00 August 15th, 2019|VR News|

In modern society, it can be tough to take the time to soak up what is going on in the world around you. This day to day rush can be problematic when it comes to our mental health as it is well established that mindfulness can improve our well-being. Health practitioners have increasingly been recommending [...]

Why Every Team Member Has A Role To Play In Cyber Security

2019-08-15T22:41:20+00:00 August 15th, 2019|VR News|

The Threat With the introduction of the general data protection regulations (2018) it has never been more important for businesses and companies to protect their valuable data. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 conducted by the UK government, 30% of businesses and 36% of charities made changes because of GDPR. An understandable reaction, [...]

Could VR help combat racism?

2019-08-03T10:36:31+00:00 August 3rd, 2019|VR News|

Ever since the rise of social media, smartphones and other modern methods of communication there has been a great deal of talk about the negative impact of technology on the way humans interact with each other. Some believe that social networks and messaging apps have made us less willing to connect face-to-face, which is affecting [...]

How VR is transforming business through real-world events

2019-08-03T10:29:32+00:00 December 10th, 2018|VR News|

Whether it’s raising your longbow to defend the citadel from invading Vikings, soaring through the air as a superhero or encountering a majestic blue whale under deepest ocean, virtual reality, known as “VR”, offers the chance to take on a new persona and express hidden skills. It's about taking experience to the next level: a [...]

Practical Ways VR Technology Can Be Successfully Deployed In Classrooms

2019-04-03T11:35:59+00:00 November 5th, 2018|VR News|

Since around 2015, businesses of all kinds have become ever more aware of the uses of virtual reality outside of the entertainment industry. Many have been convinced of the power of the technology to transform the way in which businesses communicate with customers, train staff or work as a team. However, it’s not just marketing [...]