Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Virtual Reality


Magic Leap finally reveals its secretive augmented reality headset

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

After years of rumours and speculation, Magic Leap has finally revealed what the company is calling the ‘creator edition’ of the company’s new augmented reality platform, the Magic Leap One.



Virtual reality lets scientists walk around inside cancer cells, set to revolutionize medicine

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk inside cancer cells. Imagine being able to walk around inside a virtual replica of your own cells.



Neuroreality: the New reality is coming. And it’s a brain computer interface

August 7th, 2017 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was the first high-end VR system to reach the consumer market, and early reviews confirmed that it delivered the kind of experience users had been […]



VR is the fastest growing skill for online freelancers

August 5th, 2017 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Workers who specialize in artificial intelligence also saw big jumps in demand for their expertise.



Disney Researchers Catch a Real Ball in Virtual Reality

April 8th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The resurgence of virtual reality is still in its infancy, and while we do have very good VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, in other areas the tech is still severely lacking. Take interaction, for example, it’s very difficult to convey touching something in the virtual world with physical feedback. But what […]



VR, AR Headset Market Growing 58% A Year, To Reach 99 Million Devices

April 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Driven by lower prices, new devices and an expanding array of content, the market size of virtual and augmented reality headsets is being propelled at a breakneck pace. Total VR and AR headset shipments will see explosive growth from 10 million units last year to 99 million units in four years, based on a new […]



Google’s new tech turns VR headsets invisible

March 16th, 2017 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

If you’ve ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they look with a high-tech blindfold on. That’s not good for demonstrating the emerging technology, especially while it still has a lot to prove before it enters the mainstream.



Now You Can Feel Wind and Temperature While in Virtual Reality

March 9th, 2017 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Realistic visuals and audio are essential to shaping an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience. But these researchers from the National University of Singapore believe VR shouldn’t just cater to sight and sound. For the ultimate VR experience, other senses should come into play as well. Last year, Nimesha Ranasinghe and his team demonstrated how electrodes […]



New VR cabinet will let you smell and touch a virtual world

March 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Ever wanted to get so immersed in a virtual world that you can feel and smell it? Thanks to Koei Tecmo, you might be able to! Koei Tecmo showed off their new cabinet, called “VR Sense” in a press conference this weekend. It’s a sturdy silver monstrosity, about the size of a dresser.



Sports make a virtual reality revolution

December 16th, 2016 at 3:32 pm » Comments Off

Most evenings after work Dundee-based computer-software designer Aaron Puzey can be found in his living room, cycling the gruelling 1,500-kilometre route from Land’s End to John O’Groats, using a virtual reality programme he created for himself.



55 Jobs of the Future square