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4 Industries That Could Take Advantage Of VR During COVID-19

June 1, 2020
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to a lot of changes in how we would do things in the world today. Due to most countries being on either partial or total lockdown, several businesses have been unable to stay afloat and have had to layoff workers to cut their costs or shut down completely. In the first quarter of this year alone, about 460,000 businesses had to close in China. To stay afloat, businesses have had to take their businesses online where they can still offer value to their customers.

Another way businesses can ensure their survival during this pandemic is through the use of virtual reality. Virtual reality has been on the technology space for a while now and has proved impactful in several industries even before the pandemic. The pandemic has only made it clearer how important it is. Below are some of the industries that could benefit from the use of virtual reality.

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The State of Virtual Reality – How Far Has VR Evolved

May 2, 2020
2 users using Virtual reality headsets and digitally evolving

In September 2019, Oculus announced that they would release a hand tracking software update to their Oculus Quest. When this announcement was made it wasn’t certain they could pull it off. Well, they did. Starting early December 2019, they began rolling out software updates to enable hand tracking on the Quest headsets, albeit experimentally.

Ever since HTC and Oculus released their first headsets in 2016, there have been major advances made in the VR industry and hand tracking is just one of them. Let’s go back a couple of years and examine what the first headsets were like.

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4 Reasons Why VR Becomes More Useful During COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Corona virus Outbreak, a doctor holding a tablet.

It is no news that the novel coronavirus has changed the year completely. Some countries are under lockdown, industries, and economies are suffering. As a result, many companies are looking to innovate and provide value so as to avoid massive layoffs.

In times like this, the importance of Virtual Reality shows itself. In the past, Virtual Reality was considered a luxury. However, it is clear now that it should be more of a necessity. In this article, you’ll see why VR becomes more useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • E-Commerce Blossoms
  • Online Learning Is Now a Necessity
  • Travelling Can Only Be Virtual Now
  • Gaming Is on the Rise
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Virtual Reality in Singapore: Application Areas

December 3, 2019
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The VR industry in Singapore has been flourishing over the past couple of years. There are now several VR companies indigenous to Singapore in operation, not just in Asia, but in other parts of the world. There are also non-indigenous VR companies in Singapore. Each of these companies caters to various aspects of virtual reality, from VR content creation to the production of VR headsets.

A good number of these companies are VR entertainment companies and are focused on immersive movies and games. But there are several other applications of virtual reality in Singapore. Check them out below.

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4 Reasons Why VR and AR are key to the future of Engineering

November 23, 2019
Virtual Reality in Class

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Singapore, is more than a technology for catching fun or playing games. It can contribute immensely to the engineering industry and has the potential to open the doors to limitless possibilities for many engineering projects.

VR and AR can help businesses and governments make more money from their engineering projects. Therefore it won’t be long before it becomes the norm in this industry. In this article, there will be a look at four reasons why AR and VR in engineering will be massive in the nearest future.

These are the four reasons to be discussed:

  • It Creates an Immersive Simulation Experience
  • It Creates Better Training Experiences for New Engineers
  • It Can be Used for Better Product Designs
  • It Saves Costs In the Long Run

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How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will affect the future of business

March 2, 2019
A man controlling Oculus Go Virtual Reality headset with VizioFly labelled in front

While virtual and augmented reality has gained lots of attention in recent times, they are not new technologies and have been around for many years. Looking at the progress of the technology over the years, there is no doubt that virtual and augmented reality would have an impact on a lot of industries including the business industry.

How would this technology impact businesses in the nearest future, let’s say ten years? Without wasting much time, let’s take a look at the ways in which virtual and augmented reality would disrupt businesses.

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Benefits of Virtual Reality in an Organization

February 24, 2019
A man wearing a VR headset while there are some images projected behind him

Virtual reality is probably the hottest buzzword in the world of media and entertainment as well as science. In the past few years, the technology has seen significant improvements and applications. With the technology now available to masses the development in the sector has continued to witness a steady rise. Virtual Reality in Singapore is now one of the most researched technology especially in the field of entertainment. The following are some of the benefits of VR that it can bring to your organization.

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HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive

July 15, 2018
HTC Vive Pro

HTC Vive Pro is a newly launched version of the virtual reality headset. The headset does come with version 2.0 base stations, 2 controllers, and a new headphone which boasts higher immersion allow users in making it an upgradable option. HTC Vive Pro is probably the first consumer-focused virtual reality headset and it is backed up by Valve and its mighty Steam marketplace. It entered the market with room-scale tracking and a pair of motion controllers.

This powerful virtual reality headset offers a wonderful experience that cannot be compared with its expensive price and the money to purchase a powerful PC that can power them. HTC Vive Pro has come up with a no-holds-barred premium virtual reality experience that summarizes the development of advanced technology.
It has an upgraded physical headset design with a wonderful look. The previous HTC Vive headset 1.0 was built with a well fitted elastic strap that is meant to keep the headset in position while being comfortable. The challenge users encounter with the previous version of HTC Vive is the weight of the gadget. The headset is heavyweight over the front face which pulls your head forward and possibly could cause some pain on the neck but HTC Vive Pro has good weight distributed strap which ensures an even weight distribution across the head, it reduces the risk of having neck pain.
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When Watching 360 VR Videos, Why Does 4K Look Like 480p?

November 12, 2017
Pixel Resolution for Virtual Reality

One of VR’s greatest hurdles is video quality (resolution). From the Google Cardboard to the HTC Vive, 360-degree videos are frequently plagued by choppy frame rates and pixelated images. Previously, it seemed that the answer would be 4K Ultra HD (UHD) cameras that recorded in 360-degrees. After all, don’t 4K videos look brilliant on Netflix and YouTube?

 

However, despite 4K UHD being heralded as a next-generation recording format, it’s a common misconception that it yields similar results for 2D and 3D. This blog will explain the current limitations in viewing, recording, and streaming technology, as well as the developments that

will finally put the ‘reality’ in Virtual Reality.

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Opportunities: Virtual Reality for Healthcare

June 3, 2017
Medical stethoscope on paper

Knocking on your doors: Virtual Reality for healthcare in Singapore. While healthcare is no stranger to technology, it took a while before extensively embracing Virtual Reality. Recent viral articles, such as an English hospice’s use of Virtual Reality to allow the terminally ill to revisit areas, show how effective Virtual Reality for healthcare can be. 

We elucidate a few of such applications that caught our eyes!

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