In a nondescript office building in downtown Palo Alto, I enter a conference room with the furnishings of a typical Silicon Valley tech company. Suddenly, my view changes, and I am transported to the inside of a brightly lit operating room.
Virtual reality is being used to prepare soldiers for warfare and help them recover from stress after they return home.Exhibits at a three-day Virtual Reality Show in Angel include an igloo-type marquee where British armed forces train on mock battlefields.
The VR Simulation Helps Teach Cops When To Shoot. Its 300-degree VR video via five screen panels.
In a small operating theatre underneath University College London hospital, a team of cardiologists are in a race against time. They’re performing an angioplasty, a delicate and dextrous procedure where tiny wires are inserted into the heart to widen coronary arteries narrowed by plaque buildup. Things have gone badly wrong.