Categories
Education

A Brief History of Virtual Reality Headsets Part 1 – VFX1 and Glasstron

Virtual reality is an industry that has undergone quite a lot of changes over the years. It may surprise you that the first VR headsets came to fruition back in 1994. Interestingly enough, it took almost 20 years before this industry started gaining any mainstream consumer traction. This is an opportune time to take look […]

Categories
Education

What is 6 Degrees of Freedom

When mentioning VR content, you may hear the term 6 Degrees of Freedom or 6DoF for short being thrown around. In short, 6DoF refers to the freedom of movement within a VR experience. While monoscopic 360 videos do not offer the freedom to explore the video, stereoscopic content allows one to lean in, and move […]

Categories
Education

What is Ambient Occlusion?

There is a lot of terminology associated with the virtual reality industry for people to sift through. Not all of these terms will stand out as much as others, but it never hurts to be aware of them. Ambient occlusion is one of the terms associated with computer graphics in general, which means it will […]

Categories
Education

What is the Erleben Experience?

There are quite a few fancy terms associated with the virtual reality world, that much is evident. One of the terms most people will come across goes by the name of “erleben experience”. While it may sound rather complicated, it is a natural occurrence everyone hopes to experience in virtual reality at one point or […]

Categories
Education

The State of Movement in VR

Movement in VR is a work in progress as there are a few different implementations in place. The way your character moves in virtual reality vs a traditional video game can differ drastically. While there are some similarities, players have to be more calculated and predict where their character will be. Furthermore, the movement is […]

Categories
Education

What is Full Immersion VR

Typically, a VR experience stimulates both vision and hearing. However, when it comes to physically touching or smelling objects in VR the technology hasn’t advanced that far quite yet. Full VR Immersion tries to cover all the senses together.  The current top players in VR focus on perfecting both vision and sound through their HMD. […]

Categories
Education

What is the Empathy Machine?

Technology enthusiasts have labeled virtual reality under many different names ranging from immersive technology to a game changer and a flavor of the month One synonym rarely associated with VR is how the technology serves as an empathy machine, even though that is what this technology does best in any case. The bigger question is […]

Categories
Education

What is the Screen-door Effect?

One of the most common occurrences in the world of virtual reality is something known as the screen-door effect. Albeit not all players and users are susceptible to this visual effect, it can easily break the immersive experience once it occurs. So far, there is no real fix for this problem. Moreover, the screen-door effect […]

Categories
Education

What is Avaddiction?

Most internet users are well aware of how too much online activity is often referred to as an addiction. The same principle applies to gamers, as they get addicted to playing video games. In the virtual reality, there is a similar occurrence, which goes by the name of avaddiction. This pertains to when users spend […]

Categories
Education

Can You Lose Weight by Playing Virtual Reality Games?

Everyone who has ever played in virtual reality or saw someone else, may have noticed it is quite the workout. Although spending time in VR does not even come close to a regular gym membership, it is not impossible to lose weight while playing VR games. Your mileage may vary when it comes to successfully […]