New way forward on mental health

A virtual reality (VR) spinout from Oxford University has raised £3.2M to accelerate platforms that offer a range of clinically approved cognitive therapies. Oxford VR's launch product, an 'automated VR trea...

VR reveals extent of air pollution

(USA) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is part of a team using virtual Reality (VR) to create a 'new frontier in environmental education'. UNEP, in collaboration with Datavized Technologies...

Can digital therapy offer pain relief?

A collaborative study in America is going to examine how effective virtual reality (VR) technology is as an alternative to drug-based pain relief. Insurance giant, The Travelers Companies, will work with hea...

VR Park asks you to challenge reality

Dubai is the place to go if you're impatiently waiting to experience the future. With Robocop on the local police force, smart flowers capturing solar energy, passenger drone services, and autonomous pod tra...

Digital therapies have a real future

Virtual reality (VR) platforms are providing welcome pain relief for patients. A study by America's Cedars-Sinai earlier this year, found that when VR was used on 100 hospitalised patients with high scores o...

VR shows ‘pioneering piece of theatre’

A new project combining classic opera with frontier technology is delivering a first-of-its-kind viewer experience. Thanks to a collaboration between REWIND, a VR/AR production agency, and CAMERA, the motion...

Virtual lessons could save lives

(USA) Diageo is developing a virtual reality (VR) platform to warn Americans about the dangers of binge drinking. The drinks giant is working with cinematic VR company, Jaunt, to produce virtual scenarios...

UNICEF on the hunt for innovators

Startups working in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are being encouraged to apply to a UNICEF innovation fund and use their expertise to improve children's lives. Innovators have a month to apply to jo...

Smart glasses with attitude

|5 April 2017| USA Industry has been at the front of the queue in adopting augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies - as they have proved they can help companies work smarter and quicker. ...

VR offers vital pain relief

(LOS ANGELES)  A new study suggests virtual reality could play a crucial role in providing pain relief. The Cedars-Sinai study of 100 hospitalised patients with scores greater than three - on the zero to ...