I was sitting here alone doing pretty much nothing: reading facebook/twitter & had the thought ‘Jon Fisher’. It’s apparently a very common name. I know a Jon Fisher as the creator of Wickedfire.com. I Googled the name and found the Wikipedia page for Jon Fisher and found the CEO of an augmented reality company CrowdOptic. I don’t know the point of having that thought, I guess just to learn.
Everyone is escaping reality this year with a ROK7 VR. Things are about to get weird!
Are you ready to experience virtual reality? Almost everyone needs to escape into our own little world at times. Virtual reality glasses are made to transport you to places you haven’t even imagined.
This VR Headset is selling for a great price and it works with most iPhone and Android phones. Check out a video of the Rok7 Virtual Reality headset in action.
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Have Chronic Pain?
This VR Headset could help. It’s been reported that 10 minutes of Virtual Reality time could reduce pain by 24% and even reduce opioid dependence.
Virtual Reality Discussion on Hacker News
Check this Out! There’s an interesting discussion at Hacker News on VR (Virtual Reality).
It includes first-hand accounts from developers and users with experience using various VR headsets like Vive and Oculus and mentions fun games like Space Pirate Trainer
Virtual Reality Post at Y Combinator
It was based on a post at Y Combinator discussing two aspects of Virtual Reality.
- VR will cause gaming to no longer be seen as an unhealthy activity
- VR will be used many hours per day in the next few years.
What’s the difference between Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality or VR
VR is looking at a totally new environment, not using your existing environment. VR Headsets can be used to view the content.
Virtual Reality Headset
Augmented Reality or AR
AR is a concept where objects are drawn on top of your existing reality. One example is Pokemon GO.
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Better Than Opioids?
The uses of VR for managing pain are incredible and fascinating. Personally, I do not have chronic pain unless I do something unusual like sitting on a bench without a back for awhile. Then my neck does hurt. However, the pain goes away in a day or so. This is nothing compared to what others experience I assume. I would really like to try VR and eventually develop some apps. I ordered my first headset today that works with iPhone and was very cheap: $25. I also just registered this domain today.
Startups like AppliedVR are working with hospitals such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to work on solutions for managing pain using VR applications. In the past VR used as part of an intensive pain relief study used to cost $35,000.
Now things are getting cheaper and some companies are even giving away headsets for free.
One game that AppliedVR is working on is called Bear Blast, in which the player moves his head to throw balls at cartoon bears.
“The game, which I tried out in my office, is pretty simple and seems purposely mesmerizing: you constantly move forward at a slow pace through a virtual world filled with bears and lob balls at as many of them as possible to earn points. Unlike most games, you can’t get hurt or die.”
“Brennan Spiegel, who directs health services research at Cedars-Sinai, says researchers found that 20 minutes with the virtual-reality software reduced patients’ pain by 24 percent on average; before using VR the patients had a mean pain score of roughly 5.5 on a zero to 10 scale, he says, and afterward it averaged 4.”