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The Future of Virtual Simulation: Eye Tracking

Video recording of a talk given by Douglas Lanman (director of Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Labs) in January 2020 was recently posted. In it, he talks about what ideas, and the challenges that come with those ideas, are currently being grappled with in the development of VR visuals. He believes that they need eye tracked, varifocal, oculus games. Having everything in focus all the time may seem great, but it is a gap with reality, and when something goes out of focus, everything does.

He believes that eye tracking is going to be very important for future advances, to allow for immersive experiences. Here at Acadicus, this would benefit us by allowing participants to feel like they are truly in the room, and be able to get in close for high-resolution visuals of equipment and patients. As an example, with current VR headsets, it is often very difficult to read small text near your eyes. With electronic varifocal, that will no longer be a problem, and it keeps the headset small and ergonomic. 

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Get Ready to Binge on VR Medical Simulation

I just returned from the 2020 IMSH conference in (cloudy?) San Diego. I spent a lot of time speaking about, listening to presentations about and thinking about virtual reality in medical simulation. The exhibition floor was a carnival of conventional manikin based products AND a definite increase in VR offerings.

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3D Spatial Recordings for Enhanced VR Education

The 3D spatial recording feature of Acadicus is difficult to describe, yet deceptively powerful for enhanced teaching and learning with virtual reality.  This post will attempt to describe this feature by contrasting it with video based learning common in MOOC's like...

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Tips and FAQ for Getting Started with VR Training

As VR continues gaining traction in education and training, and organizations seek to integrate it into their curriculum, I wanted to share a few tips and answers to frequently asked questions we receive for VR development. There are lots of options, so hopefully this will help get you started.

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8 Benefits of VR Training

TIPS, TRICKS, STRATEGY, ADVICE FROM THE VR TRAINING FRONTIER   8 Benefits of VR Training Posted by Jon Brouchoud, CEO at Arch Virtual, developers of Acadicus The continued adoption of VR is unsurprising, as it has many uses. These include skills training,...

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