Latest Virtual reality technology News

Seniors can use virtual reality for travel, health issues

Oct. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Kachess Lake without them knowing....

With canoes and VR, project explores indigenous ways

Sep. 27, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Minnesota developed a virtual reality canoe simulator as part of a larger project that aims to revitalize cultural Indigenous traditions. Professors Vicente Diaz and Daniel Keefe, among others, have led a team to bring Dakota, Micronesian and Ojibwe...

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Sep. 15, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of land near Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979...