Virtual Reality (VR) headsets typically come with a screen – or one screen for each eye – which eliminates all interactions with the real world. Autofocus lenses are positioned between the eyes and the screen, which move according to the user’s eye movements to convert 2D images into stereoscopic 3D.
All medical students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be taught patient safety through a virtual reality (VR) game, a move prompted by the Covid-19 social distancing rules.
Small businesses in Singapore will soon have a new online adviser to help them match their needs to various government support schemes. This comes as a slow and uneven economic recovery is expected to continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandon Tanoto with more.
HIGHER revenue and productivity gains from digital transformation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could add as much as US$24 billion to Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2024, helping the country rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Google has announced it bought North, a Canadian company that creates augmented reality glasses, for an undisclosed amount. The two companies made clear Google wants to use North’s “technical expertise” to bolster its “hardware efforts and ambient computing future".
Google unveiled a method of capturing and streaming volumetric video, something Google researchers say can be compressed down to a lightweight format capable of even being rendered on standalone VR/AR headsets.
Facebook’s Reality Labs and its Oculus brand have been developing a streamlined VR headset. Their latest effort is, they claim, the "thinnest VR display demonstrated to date". It's basically a pair of easy-to-wear VR sunglasses, though they're just a proof-of-concept device at this stage.