Taking unsteady steps, you cross with your arms outstretched for balance. You teeter to the end, exhaling in relief—and are told to about-face and plunge in.
None of this is real, a clearly evident fact. Army and Navy, cover most of your face and sit heavily on your head. But still, you're terrified. It's a bit like the leap marketers such as Coca-Cola , HBO and Nissan are taking into the nascent world of virtual reality.
But since marketers still need to provide the hardware, their efforts are currently confined to experiential marketing at large events, like the South by Southwest interactive festival and the Detroit Auto Show. However, the pace of innovation is likely to accelerate as new uses emerge—if, of course, more eyeballs migrate to VR technologies. That may start to happen soon. Thanks to Coke Virtual reality could be transformative for the ad industry.
Instead of interrupting people with ads, marketers could sponsor virtual experiences people actually seek out. But first, the ad industry has to understand this new playground. They read books on the radio at the beginning of radio; in the beginning of cinema, they shot plays.
There's a completely new form of storytelling that has to evolve for this new [VR] canvas," said Chris Milk, a filmmaker and music-video director. Last year he shot a short film of a Beck performance for automaker Lincoln's rebranding campaign. He also created a rendering of it in degrees with six GoPro cameras. Last month it staged a VR experience at the World Cup, where participants entered a replica of the locker room at Brazil's Maracana Stadium; then, after putting on VR Oculus Rift goggles, they moved from the locker room to the pitch and played on the field, all without getting up from their seat.
Matt Wolf, Coca-Cola's head of global gaming, said there's branding within the experience, but the more valuable aspect is that viewers are getting access to something that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Then there are business-to-business applications. Already one marketer, insurer Travelers, is using VR to train employees in worker safety by virtually showing the consequences of not following the rules. But on a broader scale, market forces are at work to bring VR to the masses.
The Oculus Equation The details of Facebook's plans for an integration are still unknown, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has conveyed in no uncertain terms that his vision is to use Oculus's tech for social networking—and that his company is making a bet on the next emergent computing platform after mobile. Which would you prefer: Zuckerberg said when announcing the deal in March. Facebook isn't the only tech giant in the race. Sony is working toward a commercial release of its VR headset, "Project Morpheus," and Samsung is also reportedly developing VR goggles that connect to its phones and tablets.
Assuming that VR headsets become less bulky and more available to consumers at an affordable price point in , the zeal among advertisers to test the technology could grow intense. Zuckerberg wants to sell the consumer version for the "lowest cost possible. The most likely suspects to take the lead on developing VR experiences are brands like General Electric and Audi, which have cultivated reputations as early adopters of technology.
JC Penney , for example, can successfully sell products online via jcpenney. There's an obvious application for movie studios and record labels, which are already in the business of creating content that people seek out, but for more pedestrian categories, it might be harder. That's a big if, but numerous startups, filmmakers and production companies are betting they will.
After the glowing reception of that effort, the duo decided to dedicate themselves to VR work, developing a degree camera system they may eventually seek to license out. They've had discussions with ad agencies interested in branded experiences, but Mr. The VR Book bridges this gap by focusing on human-centered design.
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David is head of the Division of Psychology of the U. Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a recipient of the Milton H. Our interdisciplinary research team is using VR adjunctively, In addition to traditional opioids. SnowWorld was specifically designed to help burn patients.
Patients often report re-living their original burn experience during wound care, SnowWorld was designed to help put out the fire. Our logic for why VR will reduce pain is as follows. Pain perception has a strong psychological component. The same incoming pain signal can be interpreted as painful or not, depending on what the patient is thinking. Pain requires conscious attention.
The essence of VR is the illusion users have of going inside the computer-generated environment. Being drawn into another world drains a lot of attentional resources, leaving less attention available to process pain signals. Conscious attention is like a spotlight. Usually it is focused on the pain and wound care. We are luring that spotlight into the virtual world.
Rather than having pain as the focus of their attention, for many patients in VR, the wound care becomes more of an annoyance, distracting them from their primary goal of exploring the virtual world. Patient 1 had five staples removed from a burn skin graft while playing Nintendo, rated his pain, and six staples removed from the same skin graft while in VR, and rated his pain again.
He reported dramatic reductions in pain during VR. Patient 2 treatment order randomized was a bigger challenge. Encouragingly, as shown in the graph below, patient 2 also showed large reduction of pain during wound care while in VR compared to while playing a video game. In all of our VR pain control studies, patients, especially children and teenaged burn patients have shown enthusiasm about participating.
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The University of Washington Harborview Burn Center, directed by Dr. Nicole Gibran, is a regional burn center. Patients with severe burns from 5 surrounding states are sent to Harborview for special care. Harborview has pioneered a number of advanced treatments (e.g., early skin grafting). As a.
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