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jmir.org - Distracting Through Procedural Pain and Distress Using Virtual Reality and Guided Imagery in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial
Distracting Through Procedural Pain and Distress Using Virtual Reality and Guided Imagery in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Children with acute and chronic illness undergo frequent, painful, and distressing procedures. Objective: This randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate the effectiveness of guided imagery (GI) versus virtual reality (VR) on the…

wired.com - Will Knight - The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse
The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse
WIRED

On May 10, two fighter pilots performed a high-altitude proto-metaverse experiment. A few thousand feet above the desert of California, in a pair of Berkut 540 jets, they donned custom AR headsets to connect to a system that overlaid a ghostly…

theamericanreporter.com - Kyle Matthews - Prime Spot Tourmake Changing the World through Advanced Digital Solutions and Virtual Reality
Prime Spot Tourmake Changing the World through Advanced Digital Solutions and Virtual Reality
The American Reporter

With the digital world continually expanding, businesses have the sole job of keeping up with technological advancements and the modern way of doing things. Getting it right with latest practices means worming with the right service provider and…

searchenginejournal.com - Metaverse Primer For Marketers: How We Got Here & Where We Go Next
Metaverse Primer For Marketers: How We Got Here & Where We Go Next
Search Engine Journal

Although the Metaverse's infrastructure is still being set up, companies and brands are jumping on the opportunity to join this new world. So if they are on board, how close are we to bringing the metaverse into full reality? We've seen many…

martech.org - Chris Wood - Metaverse marketers favor virtual reality over NFTs
Metaverse marketers favor virtual reality over NFTs
MarTech

Marketers who have the metaverse on their roadmap are veering toward virtual reality (VR), while still trying to crack the NFT conundrum, according to a study just out from social media management software company Sprout Social. In a survey of 500…

entrepreneur.com - Iman Bashir - The Next Frontier For Healthcare: Blockchain, AR and VR
The Next Frontier For Healthcare: Blockchain, AR and VR
Entrepreneur

The healthcare industry is primed for a revolution as the convergence of blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality and artificial intelligence begin to take hold. U.S. healthcare spending is estimated to reach $8.3 trillion by 2040, up from $4…

phys.org - Leah Burrows - New algorithm approach paves the way for larger, more complex metalenses
New algorithm approach paves the way for larger, more complex metalenses
Phys.org

by Leah Burrows, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Compact and lightweight metasurfaces—which use specifically designed and patterned nanostructures on a flat surface to focus, shape and control…

forbes.com - Swish Goswami - Council Post: From Reality To Virtual: Why Traditional Sports Are Getting Into Esports
Council Post: From Reality To Virtual: Why Traditional Sports Are Getting Into Esports
Forbes

Building the future of marketing as the CEO & Co-Founder of Surf. getty Are video games considered a sport? Believe it or not, this debate has been happening for decades. The first professional gamer was Dennis “Thresh” Fong who first…

forbes.com - Gary Drenik - Cybercrime Is Evolving: Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Consumer Safety Online
Cybercrime Is Evolving: Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Consumer Safety Online
Forbes

As the world becomes increasingly digitized, so too does the risk of cybercrime. One of the biggest challenges in combating cybercrime is that it is constantly evolving, making it difficult for traditional security measures to keep up. This is…

venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - The Walking Dead creator Skybound Entertainment raises funding for expansion
The Walking Dead creator Skybound Entertainment raises funding for expansion
VentureBeat

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more. Skybound Entertainment, the creator of The Walking Dead franchise built by Robert Kirkman, has raised a new round of funding. The amount wasn't…

theinformation.com - Wayne Ma - The Inside Story of Why Apple Bet Big on a Mixed-Reality Headset
The Inside Story of Why Apple Bet Big on a Mixed-Reality Headset
The Information

In 2016, Apple's board of directors gathered inside one of its buildings in Cupertino, Calif., for a glimpse into the company's future. Former Vice President Al Gore, then–Disney CEO Bob Iger and other Apple board members walked from room to…

rismedia.com - Brit Owen - Real Estate in the Metaverse: Where Virtual Meets Reality
Real Estate in the Metaverse: Where Virtual Meets Reality
RISMedia

The term “Metaverse” is buzzing across the internet and leading to more conversations around its function and social implications. For virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, the Metaverse is an expanded cyber universe where one can strap…

computerworld.com - Lucas Mearian - Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep talent through pay hikes, bonuses
Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep talent through pay hikes, bonuses
Computerworld

Under tremendous pressure to attract and retain talent, Microsoft is boosting worldwide compensation for employees to remain competitive with some of its big-tech rivals, including Amazon and Meta. The Redmond, Wash. company plans to nearly double…

businessinsider.com - Victor Oluwole - The metaverse could contribute $40 billion to sub-Saharan Africa's economy in its first decade, according to a new report
The metaverse could contribute $40 billion to sub-Saharan Africa's economy in its first decade, according to a new report
Business Insider

The report revealed that the metaverse could also contribute 2.8% to global gross domestic product (GDP) in its first decade. If the adoption started in 2022, the metaverse over the next 10 years could lead to a $3-trillion contribution to global…

medium.com - George J. Ziogas - How Writers Can Make Money in the Metaverse in 2022
How Writers Can Make Money in the Metaverse in 2022
Medium

Writers, your world is about to change — in fact, it's already changed, and you may not realize it. The metaverse is coming: a digital, interconnected space where people can create anything they want, be anyone they want to be, and interact…

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