Entries by John Bourbonais

VR Sports to Corporate Training

Besides gaming, in 2015, Virtual Reality (VR) initially found a home in professional and amateur sports.  Companies quickly found a training niche with a half-dozen NFL Teams and NCAA football teams.  Subsequently, the same companies also discovered that sports training was labor intensive and limiting in the amount of potential sports related clientele.  They shifted […]

Vuzix AR Smart Glasses

These Augmented Reality (AR) smart glasses are now delivering. A bit pricey at $999 but that price will come down with time. This video provides a great breakdown of AR smart glasses capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=188&v=FOpMx6lrsM0

Virtual Reality HIV Education

While I did not appreciate the first sentence of simply reducing being gay to having sex with other men, this is an interesting Virtual Reality (VR) application. I hope that the quantitative results are published.   https://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-1788748-on-virtual-reality-game-for-young-gay-men/      

Pizza Hut Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) typically launches from a GPS coordinate (Pokemon Go) or an “Object Tracker.” An Object Tracker can take the form of about any object including: artwork, a magazine page, a logo, a tool, an automobile, a piece of clothing, or a pizza delivery box. This article describes how the Pizza Hut app launches […]

Body Suit for VR/AR

There have been gloves in beta test but this is the first VR/AR body suit hitting the market. I suppose it will come in S, M, L, and XL. https://interestingengineering.com/teslasuit-brings-virtual-reality-to-a-new-level-not-just-for-gaming

Walmart VR Retail

In February of ’18, Walmart bought a small start-up VR company.  Here’s their first public effort… https://www.forbes.com/sites/billhardekopf/2018/08/21/walmart-files-patents-for-at-home-virtual-reality-shopping/#61281c3c2685  

June ’18 Newsletter

If you have been sitting out of the Virtual Reality evolution, and most of you have, here is a breakdown on what has transpired over the past four years.  In one word, “Facebook.”  Although VR has been around for decades, it was the evolution of computing power in both smart phones and PCs and Facebook’s […]