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Distracted by Virtual Reality

Experimenting with virtual reality led to the discovery of some unintended, but beneficial uses of VR. Robert J. Marks and Dr. Thomas Furness discuss applications of virtual reality — including for pain management, medical training, and vision problems.

Show Notes

  • 01:11 | Introducing Dr. Thomas Furness, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Washington
  • 01:46 | The Human Interface Technology labs
  • 02:42 | Solving real problems with virtual reality
  • 05:45 | The Personal Eyewear Display
  • 07:56 | The power of VR distraction
  • 15:05 | Training in VR
  • 17:39 | Limited display space
  • 18:33 | Virtual retinal displays
  • 21:18 | What happened to Google Glass?
  • 23:40 | Applications for ophthalmology

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Distracted by Virtual Reality