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Empathy, Embodiment and Empowerment in VR: Augmented World Expo 2018 – Here I Come!

Coming off the heels of moderating an extremely engaging VR panel at the Immersed Conference in Portland, I’m excited to be covering a similar topic at Augmented World Expo this year. May 21st I’ll be taking the stage with several VR colleagues to discuss how VR and immersive technology is providing positive psychological benefits. The […]

VR can already help people heal — and it’s just the beginning

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com  Fran gracefully glides around the grand ballroom, sparkling pink ball gown flowing at her heals and the firm grip of her son’s arm around her waist. They are surrounded by friends and family as they elegantly move around the room in perfect harmony, looking as though they must […]

Immersed Conference Spotlight: VR Artist, Stephanie Mendoza

Next week, I’m thrilled to be attending the Immersed Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference is a two day event focused on immersive technologies like VR and AR and how they are impacting the world around us. I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on empathy, empowerment and embodiment in VR featuring my colleagues and friends […]

VR My Valentine: The technological evolution of love, connection, and intimacy

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com Connection is difficult. With more distractions, demands on our time, and mediated communications like texting and social media, making time for intimacy and love can be challenging. Holidays such as Valentine’s Day can serve to reinforce this realization, further isolating singles and those who choose alternative lifestyles. There […]

VR Transforms Health Care: 3D human model coming to a school near you

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com Above: SimVis’ 3D VR modeling of the human head and neck. Surrounded by darkness, the looming 20 foot skull is so close I can touch it. With the click of a mouse, the 3D model of the human head and neck pivots and I’m inside the eye socket […]

Power couple: Mixed reality will help businesses cash in on both AR and VR

By Lisa Peyton, , originally published on Venturebeat.com Historically, VR and AR have been seen as two separate technologies both having unique case uses. VR has been embraced by gaming enthusiasts as a way to make their gameplay more immersive and relies on a display that is worn over the eyes, tricking the mind into […]

The Future of VR: Top 10 Commercial VR, AR and MR Predictions from the Experts at #VRWorld 2017

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Intel Business Last week I was fortunate enough to be part of VR World in London. I was extremely impressed with the brands and businesses that attended and the continuing advancements in the commercial VR sector. Businesses are harnessing the power of new technologies such as VR and AR to do […]

Virtual Reality for Business: According to experts, business implications for commercial VR and AR broadens

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Intel Business I’ve been interested in the business uses of immersive technologies for over a decade. I’m NOT embarrassed to admit that I ran a global publication, ‘SLentrepreneur’, dedicated to the virtual world of Second Life. The digital magazine focused on the real-world, business uses of Second Life and […]