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Top 10 AR/VR Stories of 2017

Although 2017 has come and gone, its impact on the augmented/virtual reality industry will undoubtedly be felt for decades to come. While it remains to be seen if 2017 will be recognized as the year AR/VR finally made its first real push into the mainstream, there were a veritable plethora of events that occurred last year that will continue to influence the industry. After substantial contemplation, we have picked what we at VRWorld believe to be the Top Ten VR/AR Stories of 2017. Here they are, counting down from #10: #10 – Pimax 8k First discussed by VRWorld last January, the Pimax 8k would go

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Education, News, VR World

VR blindness simulator accurately represents vision loss

Let’s face it: chances are if you’re reading this that you aren’t blind. If you are blind, you may be reading this via a screen reader or another application. In 2015, 2.3% of American adults were reported to have a visual disability. While this ranges from outright blindness to other issues, this translates to a not-insignificant amount of the population suffering from visual impairment. If you have perfectly-good eyesight and have ever wanted to place yourself in their shoes, now you can. Davis Vision has put out a Vision Loss Simulator which can be operated on a desktop web browser, a mobile 360-degree experience or

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Robots: Japan’s Future Elderly Care Workers

Elderly care is no small issue in Japan. In fact, it may be perhaps one of the most important driving points in the future of Japanese robotics research.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Earthquake Service, School Tablets, Home Healthcare: The Headlines in Tokyo for Nov. 25

Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 25, 2014.

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VR World

Radar Light Illuminates And Scans At The Same Time

Japanese industrial tool company Union Tool introduces a concept that uses lighting systems as tracking sensors.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Assistant Robot Knows What Grandma Will Do

Assistant robots are very important tech assets in Japan today. In fact, its development industry is still growing to be the primary backbone of the country’s elderly healthcare system. Panasonic, in response to this evolving industry develops its own, one that tries to see what your grandma will do next. The Autonomous Stand and Walk Assistant Robot is, as suggested, an assistant robot that aids elderly people in going about their daily lives. It may not look as charming or advanced as Asimo, but what is unique about this robot is its automatic position assist system. Whenever the person it assists tries to do something,

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Opinion, Rumors, Software Programs, VR World

Apple's iWatch to Have Major Health Focus, A Mistake?

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Apple has been pushing heath and fitness heavily with their most recent campaign for the iPhone. This can be most noticeable in their recent ad campaign featuring Apple’s iPhone and a series of fitness applications and accessories, which include a multitude of wearables. Their campaign states, “You’re more powerful than you think.” So, what is Apple getting at here, exactly? That the iPhone, and Apple, can be at the very core of your physical and health success. Surely, there are plenty of people that are already using many of these devices on both their Android and iOS devices, so that doesn’t necessarily set Apple apart from

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