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EICC offers augmented and virtual reality application class

eicc offers augmented and virtual reality application class

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CLINTON — The move of thousands of high school and college students to online education due to COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of augmented and virtual reality applications. That trend is expected to continue even after the pandemic has subsided, according to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.EICC trains students for positions in the AVR field. Its intensive, short-term program provides training leading directly into the employment market.Students curious about what AVR is all about and interested in learning more now have the opportunity to participate in a four-week Survey of Augmented and Virtual Reality summer class. Students completing the class can receive three college credits.
The college will host a Facebook Live information session at 6 p.m. June 11 to answer questions about the program and summer class. People can join in at facebook.com/easterniowacommunitycollegeThis is a hands-on class in which participants create actual 3D models used in AVR projects, experience coding with C# and program with Amazon Sumerian.

The class begins June 29 and is delivered online using Zoom. Class times are from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.AVR is used extensively both in education and industry. It brings subjects alive, providing lab experiences for students who normally …

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Why the Marine Corps is eyeing new virtual reality flight simulators for recruiting events

why the marine corps is eyeing new virtual reality flight simulators for recruiting events

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The Marine Corps is searching for new virtual reality flight simulators to bring more pilots into the service amid a pilot shortage. Virtual reality technology is evolving quickly and these simulators can provide a “strikingly realistic experience” to potential applications that currently isn’t available in traditional recruiting settings, according to Maj. Brian Spooner, an aviation assistant for officer procurement with the Marine’s Western Recruiting Region. That’s why Marine Corps Recruiting Command is looking to procure at least six virtual reality flight simulators the Marine Corps Flight Orientation Program could share with applicants at recruiting events, per a request for information the service issued in May. Spooner said AAOPs have been eyeing updated simulators for roughly two years and that he had the opportunity to learn more about how the service could incorporate them into the Marine Corps Flight Orientation Program at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference in 2019. “All of the AAOPs in Marine Corps Recruit Command felt the VR platforms would allow us to travel easier, spend less money, offer a more reliable recruiting platform, and have the ability to upgrade the technology over time,” Spooner said in an email to Marine Corps Times. …

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Communicating in Crisis: Dior and Prada embrace virtual reality; Moët & Chandon reveals ‘The Perfect Match’ – The Moodie Davitt Report

communicating in crisis: dior and prada embrace virtual reality; moët & chandon reveals ‘the perfect match’ – the moodie davitt report

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With COVID-19 essentially halting traditional consumer footfall, brands are faced with the challenge of how to communicate with customers at home, underlining the vital role of digital channels.
We have refocused our popular ‘This Week on Instagram’ column to highlight how different brands — across different categories — are communicating with their audiences during these unprecedented times.
From live-streaming and augmented reality ecommerce to launching new apps and video games, we shine the light on the brands, retailers, airlines and airports that have embraced digital innovation during the virus outbreak.
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KrisFlyer’s eLibrary features reading materials in over ten languages. It is available to members until the end of June.
Singapore Airlines opens eLibrary for KrisFlyer members
Singapore Airlines has given KrisFlyer members complete access to its eLibrary throughout the month of June.
Members can access over 150 international newspapers, magazines and other reading materials free of charge and download them for later use. There is no limit to the number of publications that members can download.
The titles were previously only available to KrisFlyer members 48 hours before departure and up to seven days after their flight.
Singapore Loyalty Marketing Manager Renee Chong said, “We hope the additional reading materials will be …

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QMJHL Draft a virtual reality this weekend

qmjhl draft a virtual reality this weekend

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The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League entry draft will take place this Saturday and Sunday, setting the stage for players to make the move to the next level of play in their hockey careers. Central Scouting’s final rankings have pegged seven members of the Midget AAA Laval-Montreal Rousseau-Royal as potential draftees through the first five rounds. Leading the way is defenseman Michael Mastrodomenico, who was a Montreal Canadiens Bursary recipient this past season. The solid blueliner was a plus six with 5-goals and 12-assists in 42 games. Mastrodomenico is slotted as the third top player in the rankings. If things go by the rankings, Mastrodomenico would land with the Gatineau Olympique organization as they hold the third selection. Goalie Nicolas Ruccia is projected to go in round two while Forward Justin Sullivan and goaltender Olivier Ciarlo are in third round territory. Defenseman Davide Patella is slotted among fourth round picks while defender Angus Booth and forward Danny Akkouche are targeted as fifth round selections. When it comes to the goaltending tandem of Ruccia and Ciarlo, the pair was so close in their season numbers. Ruccia had a .28 save percentage with 14 wins and a 2.50 goals against average facing 568 shots. Ciarlo was …

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Courts embrace new virtual reality after coronavirus

courts embrace new virtual reality after coronavirus

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KMOX) – KMOX looks at the impact of the coronavirus on the legal system this week. We’ve told you about the concerns, including backlogs and a delay of due process.Judges and attorneys tell Megan Lynch, the pandemic has also pushed courts to improve.Related:  Advocates fear post-COVID justice crisisJury trials still on hold due to pandemicCourts face a mounting backlog due to COVID closures@ Entercom 2020 (KMOX). All rights reserved.

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Join a tour of Arthur Mamou-Mani’s Catharsis amphitheatre in VR

join a tour of arthur mamou-mani’s catharsis amphitheatre in vr

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Virtual Design Festival and Arthur Mamou-Mani Architects have teamed up to invite readers to visit a temporary amphitheatre designed for this year’s Burning Man festival in virtual reality.The tour, which will be broadcast live on Dezeen, will take place at 4:00pm UK time on Monday 8 June. It will follow a live interview between French architect Mamou-Mani and Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.”Fractal amphitheatre”Catharsis is a “fractal amphitheatre” made of timber modules. Its geometry attempts to blur the distinction between spectators and performers.It was designed for this summer’s Burning Man, a festival held each summer at Black Rock City, a temporary city built in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA. Arthur Mamou-Mani will lead a virtual tour of Catharsis as part of VDFIn 2018, Mamou-Mani designed Galaxia, the main temple at the festival, which was burned as the event’s finale.This year, he teamed up with Therme Art to develop a pavilion that would be inaugurated at the festival and then deconstructed and rebuilt elsewhere instead of being burned. Arthur Mamou-Mani seeks game designers to help realise virtual Burning Man installation However, this year’s festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, so Mamou-Mani put out …

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Indigenous creator builds a virtual reality program for First Nations cultures – Create

indigenous creator builds a virtual reality program for first nations cultures – create

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Virtual Songlines uses VR to respectfully represent Indigenous heritage. (Image: Virtual Songlines)“One example of a number of projects was a VR experience we delivered alongside Noongar elders last year, showcasing the Perth CBD before the arrival of first settlers,” he said.“Elders felt that this immersive technology was a useful way that we can engage and provide a means for practical reconciliation and get the general public to walk in our footsteps.”Cultural collaborationsLeavy said his team is collaborating with communities across the country to try and gamify the cultural heritage of different Indigenous nations in as many regional towns and capital cities as is feasible.“Our work explores our cultural heritage through what we are calling our cultural heritage intelligence programming system (or CHiPS),” he said.“It’s where we program artificial intelligence in every animated person, animal and object. As an example, our animals in our virtual projects think, and each one of those animals doesn’t appreciate being hunted and will react to the player who is the hunter.”The process of digitally building these virtual heritage-inspired realities draws on an incredible array of community input, historical research, data sets, credentials and information. Virtual Songlines uses …

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Virtual reality: Bears talk it out — and come together

virtual reality: bears talk it out — and come together

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Akiem Hicks was dubious when Bears coach Matt Nagy called a Zoom meeting for the entire team to address the turbulent civil unrest that has torn the nation apart in the wake of African-American George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

More than dubious, actually. The Pro Bowl defensive end — a leading voice on and off the field and a member of the team’s social justice committee — thought it would be a sham.

“I wasn’t too excited to get on that call,” Hicks said. “I didn’t think anything was going to come from it. I didn’t know why we were having this moment where we were singing Kumbaya and trying to get over what’s really happening in the world.

“I felt like it might be a control situation where they want to control the narrative and point us in a direction so when we talk to [the media] there’s only going to be a certain message that you guys hear.”

But when it was over — after more than 40 of the 139 players, coaches and team personnel on the video conference spoke in the two-hour meeting, many of them passionately …

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Mansfield University will offer virtual reality learning on campus

mansfield university will offer virtual reality learning on campus

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MANSFIELD, PA (WETM) – Mansfield University is using virtual reality to add fun to learning.

The new VR Lab in North Hall will allow students to study in a new and interactive way with state-of-the-art technology.

The Lab features two Oculus Rift stations, an HTC Vive room, and two Oculus Quest stations.

Dr. Joshua Battin, Dean College of Arts and Humanities for Mansfield University, has praised high tech virtual reality, which will take education to new levels.

“The Idea came in from a retired faculty member, and we started to use that virtual reality for training and we got the idea that some other areas across the university could use virtual reality to enhance the curricular process.”Dr. Joshua Battin, Dean College of Arts and Humanities for Mansfield University

As school begins a new semester, professors, faculty, and students will now have the possibility to bring education to life.

“We want people to use this for is the curricular process, to learn, said Battin.”

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Virtual reality video game ‘tremendously helpful’ in regaining mobility | WTOP

virtual reality video game ‘tremendously helpful’ in regaining mobility | wtop

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Insurance never used to pay for virtual rehabilitation therapy visits, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed that. And now, telehealth rehab at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore includes a virtual reality video game.
Dr. Preeti Raghavan, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said the MindMotion GO gaming platform is “a brand-new rehabilitation technology platform on the U.S. market” that has been tremendously helpful for people with conditions that impair ability to move normally, such as stroke or the coronavirus.
“This is so exciting,” said Raghavan, an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurology.
“Even before COVID, there were so many situations when patients could not make it to their therapy appointments even though they really wanted to, and we had no solutions for these patients,” said Raghavan, who also directs the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute. “But now, we can provide them with this platform and monitor their progress as if they were on location.”
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The rehabilitation game activities, shown in the above video from Johns Hopkins Medicine, are displayed on a TV or computer monitor, while a specialized camera tracks movements. A doctor or therapist can be part of the process live via telehealth, …

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