10 most-read stories of 2019 on VRWorldTech

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With immersive technology taking enterprise by storm, VRWorldTech recaps the 10 most-read stories from 2019, when new headsets, accessories and a publication dominated interest on the only platform dedicated to the business of manufactured realities.

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‘Largest ever’ trial of VR for mental health launches

More than 400 patients from across England participated in the largest ever clinical trial of virtual reality for a mental health disorder

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Varjo releases XR-1 Developer Edition

Available for $9,995, together with Varjo’s software and support service at $1,995, the XR-1 Developer Edition promises “unmatched visual fidelity, ultra-low latency and integrated eye tracking so that virtual content becomes indistinguishable from the real world”

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HTC Vive Pro Eye goes on sale in North America

HTC Vive’s Pro Eye virtual reality headset went on sale, initially setting enterprises back $1,599

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PwC: VR and AR could add £1.4 trillion to global economy

Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to add £1.4 trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to a report from PwC, with several sectors expected to enjoy significant gains

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CAE launches new VR flight simulator for military pilots

The CAE Sprint VR trainer—forming part of the new CAE TRAX Academy—comes complete with headset, haptics, physical flight controls, an image generator and virtual coach

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Snapchat AR Marker Tech brings entertainment to life

Of the technology on display at SXSW, Snapchat AR Marker Tech attracted the most headlines, with a series of partnerships with some of the world’s biggest entertainment properties at the time

4

SenseGlove attracts investment to push haptic glove

Delft University of Technology spinoff SenseGlove attracted an undisclosed sum of funding from Forward.one and Value Creation Capital to accelerate product development and international sales of its haptic glove

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VRWorldTech Magazine: Read the first issue

The focus of the first issue was location-based entertainment. VRstudios and Zero Latency discussed their multiplayer VR experiences, how they work with operators to deploy the right mix of immersive tech and content, and what the market stands to gain from Big IP

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Striker VR and Nanoport develop new haptic blaster

The Arena Infinity LITE peripheral is designed to deliver the strongest and most realistic tactile experiences for location-based virtual reality entertainment

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Teslasuit develops VR gloves to increase immersion

Teslasuit, the developer of the full-body haptic suit unveiled in 2018, developed companion gloves to increase users’ immersion in virtual reality