Posts By: Mike Mallia

Apple’s AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

A new Apple patent describes a system of registering when a user is or is not touching a real object in a virtual space, and doing so with depth measurement from fingertips and calculated from camera angles. Future Augmented and Virtual Reality systems and updates to ARKit from Apple could display virtual objects alongside real ones, and… Read more »

Precision OS replaces cadavers for surgical spine training at the Global Spine Congress

An immersive medical education software company is applying its medical-grade virtual reality platform to train surgeons. Precision OS Technology will partner with the Global Spine Congress in Rio De Janeiro May 20-23 to co-host the first-ever cadaver-less training and education course for spine surgery. The focus of Precision OS is training and education geared for all levels of surgeons… Read more »

Virtual Reality CDA In Idaho Is A Virtual Reality Arcade That Will Take You To A Whole Other Dimension

It’s been truly amazing to see how video game technology has progressed over the years. We’ve definitely come a far way from coin-operated machines in arcades and crude 16-bit graphics! The fairly recent arrival of virtual reality has ushered in a whole new wave of video game experiences, and you can try it out for… Read more »

Virtual reality workplace videos let students experience potential careers onsite

High school students preparing to take the next step into the real world got some help finding their desired career pathway Wednesday with a new tool that’ll bring the real world to them through their smartphones. Workforce WindsorEssex debuted four new virtual reality tours that take viewers into the workplace providing an excellent sense of… Read more »

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality And Retailers

Retail today looks completely different than it did five years ago, and five years from now it will look completely different than it does today. Technology is advancing at a pace that requires retailers to not just keep pace with these changes, but stay ahead of the adoption curve in order to remain competitive and… Read more »

Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Fitness?

Only about 20% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but researchers say there’s a tool on the market that has the potential to change that. According to industry experts, 2019 was the biggest year yet for virtual reality headset sales and many of the virtual reality… Read more »

How Virtual Reality Is Benefiting Seniors

It’s usually the youth that is associated with cutting-edge technology, but we’re seeing an unlikely group of early adopters emerge—the elderly. Virtual Reality (VR) is being used to better the lives of senior citizens all over the world by reducing loneliness, improving their mental health and transporting them to far-flung places without needing to leave… Read more »

Would you eat a ‘steak’ printed by robots?

You might not know it, but if you wear a hearing aid, you are likely to be part of the 3D printing revolution. Almost all hearing aids nowadays are produced using the technique. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves building up layers of material – plastic, metal or resin – and bonding them… Read more »