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Diagnosing and treating people with mental and neurological disorders is one of the biggest challenges researchers and medical professionals are dealing with. This has prompted medical professionals to team up with tech companies to find cures and new methods of helping people live with their conditions. One of the latest and most interesting approaches is to use virtual reality to treat some disorders. Let’s look at how VR and mental health join forces to give patients a better quality of life.

Using VR to Treat PTSD

The latest statistics show that 70% of adults will experience at least one traumatic event in the lifetime, and 20% of those will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is about 8 million people every year. Medical professionals’ most effective treatment is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which includes additional exposure therapy components. Doctors and psychologists create a safe environment where patients can relive their fears and confront them when ready to do so. This is where virtual reality for mental health can be very useful due to its sensory and immersive nature. Doctors can use VR to reconstruct the traumatic memory and allow the patient to confront it in a controlled environment until the anxiety disappears. …


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When we look at all of the life-like images in games, movies, and even print media, we tend to think about them as 3D models. However, it would be correct to refer to them as rendered 3D graphics, usually depicted in regular 2D images. While modeling and rendering are different processes, they are both vital elements of the 3D workflow. Let’s first get a render definition, so we are all on the same page about what it is and then look at some use cases in various industries.

What is Rendering?

While rendering may sound like a complicated term, it simply means that you are using some software to create a digital representation of a physical object. If you are wondering how to render something, there many ways to do…


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Engineers spend countless hours creating CAD models of virtual objects without having a solid understanding of how it will be installed. This created a lot of problems with the fit and form of the object since changes and updates are constantly made to the house or building that is under construction. This is just one of the problems engineers had to deal with when relying solely on CAD models. Thanks to virtual reality, all of this is changing, and engineers can literally walk in the environment they are designing. …


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Virtual reality is widely used today in the gaming, medical, and entertainment industries, but there are a lot of scientific applications of VR as well. One of such interesting applications is the area of space exploration and astronaut training. Since VR is very immersive and provides life-like experiences, it can be an invaluable tool for helping astronauts prepare for what they may encounter when they set out for a real-life mission. Let’s take a closer look at VR in space, how it facilitates space exploration, and some of the benefits it provides to astronauts that use it.

Using a VR Space Simulator for Training

In order to simulate reduced gravity environments, NASA uses many different techniques and facilities. One of them is called the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS), which simulates the weightless environment of space within a closed training facility where astronauts can move about and/or equipment to be moved about as if they were in a different gravity field. All of the astronauts would be connected to a crane that would sense their motions and would lift them up or move them around as if they were actually in space. As you can imagine, building such a facility is very expensive, and VR could make them obsolete since all of the training can be done virtually. …


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The popularity of virtual reality continues to grow, and experts believe that the VR market is expected to top $34 billion by 2023. The gaming and entertainment media accounts for 40.5% of this market. Also, since we live at a time with limited choices for entertainment, VR can also be useful in allowing us to enjoy some of our favorite activities and places remotely. The immersive and life-like experiences VR offers are game-changing, which is why it continues to grow in popularity. Let’s take a closer look at virtual reality in entertainment and what it offers both companies and consumers.

Enhancing the Museum Experience

When a person is walking around a museum and looking at all of the exhibits, it is hard for them to imagine the importance of a particular artifact or how it was used in the past. Thanks to VR, a person can put on a headset, and be immersed in a certain period, and see for themselves how a particular event unfolded. This is something the British Museum and many other museums are doing to change peoples’ attitude towards museums. …


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When we hear the term “Augmented Reality” the first thing that comes to mind is Pokemon Go. However, even though this gaming phenomenon was a watershed moment because it proved that there is a high demand for AR, in terms of the future of AR, it will be in our everyday lives and in the industries where we work or shop. In this article, we will take a look at where AR is headed and the future of augmented reality in our everyday life.

Augmented Reality Future Uses

With the development of augmented reality software in full swing, it will affect the devices we use most often, such as smartphones. In the future, smartphones will be converted into glasses and headsets and everything you currently do on your phone such as updating your Facebook status, calling someone on Skype, using turn-by-turn navigation will all be done thanks to AR glasses via motion and gesture detection. …


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Like augmented reality, mixed reality (MR) offers many advantages for companies operating in the manufacturing sector. While both AR and MR superimpose digital content onto the physical world, what makes MR more exciting is that the content will appear as a hologram that actually rests on a physical surface. This should not be confused with virtual reality (VR), which is fully immersive, and the user only sees the digital content displayed by the device.

With MR, an employee can put on a head-mounted display, such as Microsoft HoloLens or any other. They will be able to move around the digital objects via voice commands or gestures as if they were moving the real-world objects. While such cutting edge technology is very exciting, what practical benefits does it offer manufacturing companies? …


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As AR continues to grow in popularity, it should not come to us as a surprise that this technology is becoming increasingly used to make events more enjoyable. AR can offer more benefits to events now more than ever before, given all of the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why augmented reality events are so popular and then examine some use cases.

Benefits of Using AR Technology in the Event Industry

There are many benefits AR can offer event-goers, such as:

  • Add another level of excitement — If you are looking to raise the level of excitement up a notch, consider using AR for gamification of events. It’s a great way to make the event more interactive, and they can compete with their friends, which will only add to the fun they are having. …


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Smart cities are no longer a vision of a distant future or something we can only see in science fiction movies. Thanks to new technologies, like the IoT, we already have many smart cities, and they are actively expanding. Municipal governments are using cellular and Low Power Wide Area solutions to boost the quality of their infrastructure, improve efficiency, and make it more convenient for residents and tourists to live in their city. Before we dive deeper into some of the technologies, let’s make sure that we are on the same page about what a smart city is.

Smart City Definition

A smart city uses technology to provide services and solve city problems. They use a framework made up mostly of Information and Communication Technologies to spot all kinds of short term and long term challenges posed by urbanization and address those issues before they snowball into big problems. Smart city technology is basically an intelligent network of connected devices that produce and share data with the cloud. All of this technology captures a lot of raw data that is further analyzed and used to improve the city. Citizens also engage with smart city technology via smartphones and other mobile devices. All of this helps cut costs and make the entire city more sustainable. …


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Since technology is affecting almost every part of our lives, it should come as no surprise that it has a big impact on our personal care. According to Statista, the personal care segment is expected to exceed $173 million, and user penetration will also grow by 9% over the next few years and reach 25.6% by 2024. Since the personal healthcare market is clearly on the rise, it is good to examine the healthcare information technology that is powering this growth.

1. Wearable Technologies in Healthcare

Wearable technology has been a game-changer in the personal healthcare market, and, from the looks of it, it is here to stay. Ever since smartwatches hit the market, personal care tech products have steadily increased in popularity, and it is easy to see why. Wearable healthcare tech allows the user to monitor and track all kinds of physical activities, calorie intake, physical activity, and many other personal health aspects. Over the next couple of years, you can expect such technology in personal care products to start impacting how we take care of our skin and our beauty in general. In fact, we are already seeing some products on the market today that monitor sun exposure and other skincare monitoring devices. …

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