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Uses This / Leonard Lin
lhl describes the stuff he uses, day to day. Lots of travel gear, drones, Linux and a surprising lack of Macs
travel  shopping  hardware  gear  uses-this  lhl  drones  vr  linux  vive  chromebook  tips 
14 days ago by jm
'Virtual nose' may reduce simulator sickness

Anecdotal evidence has suggested simulator sickness is less intense when games contain fixed visual reference objects - such as a racecar's dashboard or an airplane's cockpit - located within the user's field of view.  "But you can't have a cockpit in every VR simulation," Whittinghill said.

His research team was studying the problem when undergraduate student Bradley Ziegler suggested inserting the image of a virtual human nose in the center of the video display. "It was a stroke of genius," said Whittinghill, who teaches video game design. "You are constantly seeing your own nose. You tune it out, but it's still there, perhaps giving you a frame of reference to help ground you." The researchers have discovered that the virtual nose, or "nasum virtualis," reduces simulator sickness when inserted into popular games.
virtual-nose  nose  vr  simulator-sickness  nausea  vr-sickness  games 
may 2016 by jm
How big an issue is the nausea problem for Virtual Reality products? - Quora
Sadly (because I want a “holodeck” as much as the next red-blooded geek) - I don’t think it’s possible to make a VR system that both delivers the experience that everyone wants - and doesn’t make a sizeable proportion of the population so sick that they’ll never want to do it again. For the people who can stomach the display - my major concern is that the US Navy studies show that there is some disorientation that might persist long after finishing your game…so driving a car while “under the influence” of post-VR disorientation is probably as dangerous as drunk-driving.

If these devices are in pretty much every home - then there are huge problems in store for the industry in terms of product liability. There have been plenty of warnings from the flight simulation industry - there are no excuses for not reading the Wikipedia article on the subject. If people are driving “under the influence” and the VR companies didn’t warn them about that - then they’re in deep trouble.

IMHO, these consumer-grade VR devices should be carefully studied and if they do cause possible driving impairment, they should be banned until such time as the problems can be fixed…which may very well be “never”. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


(via Tony Finch)
holodeck  vr  oculus-rift  hmds  nausea  head-mounted-displays  biology  brain  flight-simulation 
may 2016 by jm
Prototype
Prototype is a brand new festival of play and interaction. This is your chance to experience the world from a new perspective with removable camera eyes, to jostle and joust to a Bach soundtrack whilst trying to disarm an opponent, to throw shapes as you figure out who got an invite to the silent disco, to duel with foam pool noodles, and play chase in the dark with flashlights. A unique festival that incites new types of social interaction, involving technology and the city, Prototype is a series of performances, workshops, talks, and games that spill across the city, alongside an adult playground in the heart of Temple Bar.


Project Arts Centre, 17-18 October. looks nifty
prototype  festivals  dublin  technology  make  vr  gaming 
september 2014 by jm
Computer gamers solve problem in AIDS research that puzzled scientists for years
“This is the first instance that we are aware of in which online gamers solved a longstanding scientific problem,” writes Khatib. “These results indi­cate the potential for integrating video games [like FoldIt] into the real-world scientific process: the ingenuity of game players is a formidable force that, if properly directed, can be used to solve a wide range of scientific problems.”
foldit  gaming  games  science  biology  aids  viruses  protease  protein-folding  proteins  vr 
september 2011 by jm

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