Augmented/Virtual Reality

10 Virtual Reality Applications for Mental Health

In yesterday’s article, we talked about how virtual reality (VR) simulations can be effective in helping surgeons perform preoperative planning because they immerse the user in such a way that the brain makes new connections as it learns. Aside from the obvious gaming applications, VR may now be at a tipping point where it stands to transform many industries including […]

Startup Offers Volumetric Video and 3D Scan with Phone

Tourists who are after an Augmented Reality (AR) experience in New Orleans can usually be found staggering the streets of the French Quarter, clutching “go cups” filled with fluorescent-colored Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. But just 20 minutes away, in a more sober corner of the city, a scrappy little startup called Scandy is developing 3D […]

The World Leader in Eye Tracking Technology

Elon Musk is not someone you would consider to be daft, yet he thinks there is a one-in-a-million chance that we’re not in a simulation right now. It’s an idea that’s not that far-fetched. Most of us already believe that there is an Almighty Creator who made everything around us what it is. “And on […]

Can Virtual Collaboration Give a Facelift to AR/VR?

Most of the members of our team here at Nanalyze worked in corporate environments once upon a time. Now some of us are digital nomads, working wherever we can find a WiFi signal until someone creates global internet coverage. We run a pretty lean operation, which is what happens when you give your content away […]

3 Startups Using Augmented Reality in Surgery

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel famously said, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” The comment obviously refers to how technological promises often fall short of expectations. While there are plenty of companies building flying cars (or, as we call them, helicopters), his point is a valid one. Take the example of the behemoth […]

Augmented Reality Stocks – The “Picks and Shovels”

Whenever an exciting disruptive technology like augmented reality (AR) starts to catch the attention of retail investors, the pundits immediately feel compelled to start saying something about what stocks you should buy. A cursory look at the Motley Fool article on “Augmented Reality Stocks: What to Watch in 2018” says you should “play the long […]

Technology for the Blind is Worth Billions

We first took a look at technology for the blind in our article on 6 Vision Enhancement Devices You Need to See where we covered some pretty cool applications of technology that gives the 342 million blind people around the globe more freedom. We were surprised to learn that only about 10-15% of people who are blind or visually […]

9 Virtual Reality Startups Taking VR Mainstream

The state of virtual reality (VR) seems to be in a state of confusion at the moment. When we first tried VR, we were simply blown away by the whole experience. Surely a VR headset will become a common fixture in living rooms like the television or the three-foot ceramic bong. Alas, things seem to […]

What’s up with Holograms and Hologram Projectors?

“Help me Obi Wan Kanobi. You’re my only hope.” Anyone who has seen the original Star Wars Movies would probably think about this scene when someone brings up hologram technology. You’re probably wondering in today’s day and age of self gene-editing, where all the holograms are? Also known as holography, we like to define this […]

6 Startups Futurizing Construction with VR and AR

Consumer adoption of virtual reality (VR) has been kind of like how sex was in high school. Everyone is talking about it but few people were actually doing it. Consumers just haven’t been as wowed as we were it comes to VR headsets. As a result, we’ve seen a price war of sorts break out with the two major VR […]