VRHealth Secures CE Registration, Looks To Move Into EU Market

For some considerable time now on VRFocus we’ve covered developments in immersive technology that affect the healthcare or ‘MedTech’ industry. These developments have been highly varied and wide-ranging in their scope, affecting education and training, diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation as well as other forms of treatment. Last month we brought you news about healthcare…

VR vs. Subtle Moves

Agreement is not a prerequisite of co-operation. Which is to say that you do not have to agree with a person’s point of view in order to work with them. As it happens, the VRFocus team differs quite a fair bit in not only our interests but our opinions on where virtual reality (VR) is…

Vuzix Confirms App Developer Partners For CEATEC 2018

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), Japan’s largest conference dedicated to electronics and information technology in general kicks off today in the Chiba prefecture of Japan, continuing through until October 19th. As you can imagine virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are set to feature during the conference. Such as Mitsubishi subsidiary…

Insta360 Goes Halvsies, Bringing 180° Capture To Pro Series

At the end of last week on VRFocus we brought you news of how innovative camera firm Insta360’s announcement of their new ONE X 360-degree camera, which the company touted as the “future of the action camera”. The 5.7K camera bringing not just 360 degree video capture but a number of other very attractive features…

Life In 360°: Hiding The Heavens

In a modern world there are lights galore allowing humanity to ‘operate’, as it were, far beyond the time the sun has set.  But in our quest to experience the wonders of the evening have we lost perhaps the greatest sight the night can behold? If you’re in a city you’re not likely to see…

The VR Job Hub: In The News & In Your Future?

The race towards 2019 has begun in earnest and for some, that also means it is time to move on to pastures new. If that desire has hit you, and you’re interested in the immersive technology sector, then you’ll probably be interested in this week’s edition of The VR Job Hub. Since it’s been a…

Atheer Unveil Augmented Reality Management Platform

While news on pretty much every topic comes thick and fast if you’re covering immersive technology with as wide a scope as we do on VRFocus, one of the things we have seen recently is an increase in the number of new service ‘platforms’ using immersive technology. In particular platforms that are related to augmented…

Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part Two)

We’re continuing our look at Formula E’s archive of 360 degree content today with another selection of videos as we look to add more to the ones we featured on Monday, not to mention those that we have featured previously on Li360. Most notably the video where someone somersaulted over a Formula E car as…

Honeywell & U.S. Army Testing Proof Of Concept AR/VR HMD For Use In Tank Warfare

The use of immersive technologies with military connotations usually involves augmented reality (AR) more than virtual reality (VR) – at least in practical usage. Use beyond education, training or designing of military equipment, although there are certainly companies out there looking to VR for military solutions. Palmer Luckey’s start up Anduril comes to mind in…

Framestore Teams With Air New Zealand For First Magic Leap Project

Where as the idea of playing a card game on a computer has always been something readily accepted – largely in part to the likes of Solitaire being bundled with windows seemingly forever. The idea of playing a videogame version of a board game that wasn’t chess or othello/revesi took a little bit longer to…

Walmart To Get Hotel Transylvania 3 VR Studio Edition

When things get stressful, you need to take a little ‘me time’ – goodness knows we all know that. When you’re the Lord of darkness and in charge of a very busy hotel however, getting away from it all comes with a lot of baggage. But for Dracula there is no escape from his friends…

Oculus Launch Rift Software Update

Oculus Connect 5 at the end of September brought with it a whole bunch of announcements, with the pick of the bunch obviously being the reveal of the Oculus Quest. The finalised vision of that which was begun with the Santa Cruz prototype head-mounted display (HMD). However, it wasn’t just new hardware that was discussed…

Life In 360°: Prost!

Yes, I know we’ve been talking a lot about Formula E recently, but I can assure you this has nothing to do with the former Formula One world champion and someone who has had far more than a passing involvement in Formula E – Alain Prost. No, instead I mean Prost as in the German…

Questing For Quest: Getting Hands On With Oculus’ Latest Headset

As is always the case with big industry events while the days during them seemingly never end yet the thing as a whole is contrastingly over and gone in a flash. Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) is well in 2018’s rear-view mirror at this point but there’s still an awful lot to talk about and we’ll…

The Witching Hour Is At Hand In Holospark’s The Haunted Graveyard

As I was saying on VRFocus just the other day, it is only natural that as soon as October comes around that not only grizzly ghouls rise from their crypts but so do an army of undead-related virtual reality (VR) experiences. T’is the season to be spooky. It’s not just in the home where developers…

Crazy Machines VR Whirrs Into Life On PC VR Later This Month

You’d not think it but the Crazy Machines franchise has actually been around for 13 years. Originally released in October 2005 for PC and Mac, as well as on both the Nintendo DS and Wii. We’ve known that the creation crafting title that sees users manufacture elaborate machines in a Rube Goldberg style to perform…

VR vs. The Carmack Takeaways (Part 2)

You can always count on the post-Oculus Connect VR vs. to draw Oculus defenders out of the woodwork. Last year it was people having a go at my ‘anti-Oculus bias’ because I mentioned how Oculus didn’t achieve some targets and how I was saying how well Samsung did. This year it’s that I’ve never heard…

Space Bullet Talk Virtual Mecha Mayhem In Vox Machinae

You have to go back quite a long way to find when VRFocus first reported on virtual reality (VR) videogame Vox Machinae, all the way back to February 2016 in fact. At the time we said it was perhaps the Oculus promoted title flying lowest under the radar while that October’s Oculus Connect 3 saw…

Virtuix Looks To ‘Level Up’ Competitive VR Play With Omniverse ESPORTS

For many who are familiar with the idea of using an omnidirectional treadmill within virtual reality (VR) one name will usually spring to mind first: Virtuix. Developers of the Virtuix Omni, the firm which was founded in 2011 has had a hectic few years, especially since it launched its original Kickstarter campaign for the Omni…

Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part One)

There’s a number of 360 degree videos in the fire for Life In 360° and one of them is our next visit to the world of Formula One. There’s a good few races worth of official offerings to get through, especially after last Sunday’s race at Suzuka, Japan. However, before we get to that I…

Life In 360°: Milking A Stone

Ever since EVE Online makers CCP Games made the decision to put a stop to their virtual reality (VR) developments and experiments we’ve not exactly had a lot of cause to talk about what’s going on in Iceland. It used to be an annual stop for us, what with the Reykjavík-based firm’s EVE Fanfest but…