Latest Virtual reality technology News

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

May. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s...

Billings hospital uses virtual reality to aid rehabilitation

May. 21, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dr. Jose Ortiz counted the minutes he spent in the back of an ambulance transporting him from Red Lodge to Billings. Timely treatment is imperative to saving one’s life or quality of life during a stroke. And Ortiz had at least a 60 minute drive before he would be...

Meta opens first physical store

May. 11, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store — in Burlingame, California — to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses. The store, which is open to the public as of Monday, is made for people...

New technology takes Virginia students virtually anywhere

Apr. 02, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Immersive technology that puts students inside the cockpit of a fighter plane, on the ocean floor or lets them virtually dissect animals is now available at two city schools. Dubbed virtual reality, the technology has morphed from entertainment applications to...