ResearchVR Podcast - The Science of Virtual Reality show

ResearchVR Podcast - The Science of Virtual Reality

Summary: We are three Cognitive Scientists discussing Virtual Reality and Cognitive Research, Industry News, and Design Implications! We actively research different aspects of the field, and are involved in various companies related to the topic of VR. With this podcast, we hope to use our commentary to bridge the gap between news and established science. We break down complex topics, discuss the current trends and their economical impacts, and broadcast our views on VR. Tune in and enjoy!

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 055 - Simulating Touch in VR w/ Contact CI | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3119

Az is joined this week with cofounders Craig Douglass and Tom Buchanan to talk about the challenges behind simulating the high amount of degrees of freedom of hands, simulating the sense of touch, and creating finger push-back haptics. Contact CI: Craig Douglass: Tom Buchanan:

 054 - SculptrVR's New 'Smooth' Update Explained w/ Nathan Rowe! | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 5157

Petr and Az are joined by CEO and Cofounder of SculptrVR Nathan Rowe to talk at length about their BIGGEST update: 'Smooth' sculpting. We talk about the Oculus Santa Cruz II, Valve endorsing low-persistence LCD displays, the Acer MR Headset Review, and Adobe Premiere Pro's latest VR editing update. As for the main story, Nathan explains SculptrVR insane performances challenges of creating a world building tool with ability to scale the world by 10,000x! Download SculptrVR on Steam:

 053 - Scanning & Preserving World Heritage Sites w/ Cyark | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3311

Petr and Az are joined by Elizabeth Lee, VP at Cyark which is a non-profit organization tasked with digitally preserving at risk World Heritage Sites. We talk about how they use Photogrammetry, LIDAR, Drones, and spatial audio recordings to capture an environment at a specific moment in time. Visit Cyark's website:

 052 - Mood Altering VR apps with TRIPP Inc | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3770

First part was as usual dedicated to most impactful VR News that Azad and Petr discussed together with the Guests. And speaking of the guests: "Change the way you feel" is the slogan behind the fresh start up TRIPP Inc. As they were recently in the headlines with a 4 Million investment round, we decided to invite Zachary Norman (President & Co-Founder) and Nanea Reeves (CEO & Co-Founder) to this episode. After the news section we talked about Mood Altering VR experiences and how the TRIPP Inc team is building one themselves.

 051 - Does the Pimax 8K VR actually work? | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3571

Solo Show w/ Az and Petr talking about: - Dissecting the mythical 8K Pimax Headset - Novel mobile AR apps (Magic Sudoku, etc) - Petr's VR research paper submission at VRST 2017 - Az's new ventures (azadux Creative Production) - Listener meetup at Oculus Connect 4?? Tune in and don't forget to share, like and rate!

 050 - VR/AR landscape with Unity & Nvidia | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 2542

This is a very special episode recored at the end of Digility 2017. This time, both Josh Naylor (Senior Evangelist bei Unity) and Dominic Eskofier (Head of Virtual Reality EMEAI bei NVIDIA) joined Petr for a deep insightful discussion on the AR/VR landscape. Tune in!

 049 - VR Guns in H3VR | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 4335

This week we talked to Anton Hand about the science behind building realistic guns in Shooting Range Sim #H3VR! We had a wonderful discussion and a lot of secrets have been unveiled. Tune in!

 048 - Reconstructing the world in 3D w/ Photogrammetry | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3498

Once again we were live from VR! And this time the main topic was focused on capturing reality photogrammetry process and results azad had himself. As usual we discussed the most recent VR news and had a lot of fun joking around. Check the Live Video Stream at our Facebook or Twitter page or listen just to the audio via the podcast.

 047 - Does Mobile AR Matter? | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3211

And again we were hosting live from WITHIN Bigscreen. The Main topic this time was: Does Mobile AR Matter? Also Petr and Azad talked about: - Petr using the Strider VR treadmill, - New information about Nvidia's Varifocal lenses, - And smelling in VR! The live video recording can be found at our Facebook Page: . Alternatively it can be found under our Twitter page: .

 046 - SIGGRAPH Recap, hosted LIVE in Bigscreen | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3430

The ResearchVR Podcast is back! This time, hosting from WITHIN Bigscreen. This week, Petr and Azad cover all the latest in VR Research from the SIGGRAPH conference. The live video recording can be found at our Facebook Page: Alternatively it can be found under our Twitter page:

 045 - The 5K Resolution Headset by VRgineers | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 2172

VRgineers is a Prague-based VR Hardware Startup. We discussed their 5k VR Headset at CeBit2017 with Marek Polčák. He was looking for the transformative VR that would finally fulfill the promise laid out when virtual reality was introduced as a concept. Since nothing like what he envisioned existed, Marek decided to build his own VR equipment using his knowledge and tenacity. How tough was it to build it? What are the opportunities for such a standing out device? Those questions and more are answered in this episode.

 044 - Music in VR with Zach Jaffe from Subpac | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3496

An episode on Audio, Vibrations and Subwoofer (and all the good vibes) with Zach Jaffe from Subpac. They are working on physical audio technologies that are incorporated into their product, the Subpac. Ever wondered what sound is? Or why it is important for VR? Tune in!

 043 - How VR is helping patients learn about heart diseases | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 1853

Why would one use virtual reality in Hospitals? Computer Graphics was used since long time in Medicine to explain complex issues. Using virtual reality is just the next step, to be able to visualise the body that is an awesome 3d machine itself in virtual space. This is useful as so far everything was flat and fixed while the only way to experience a Body was to do an autopsy yourself. The Heart VR Project is an education experience showing various congenital heart defects. Unlike a heart attack, those defects are born with. The heart is a very complex structure so using VR is helping the doctors visualising a heart on the go - right in their head. Nurses, Doctors and Students - they all are able to learn faster and easier. Tune in for the great discussion to learn more about it!

 042 - Using Hololens during real surgery | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 3165

This week's ResearchVR episode is a little more crowded than usual. During this year's Cebit, we've met, not just one, but THREE experts working on the use of AR to "make surgery great again".

 041 - Understand autistic children through VR | File Type: audio/aac | Duration: 2334

This week on ResearchVR we talk about an innovative use of VR as a therapeutical tool to work with autistic children. Check out our discussion with Kirill Pokutnyy and Sergei Tereshchenko from Sensorama Lab.


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