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S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

S. Korea Develops Virtual Platform for Shopping, Games, and Communication

DAEJEON, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are expecting that a world of virtual reality (VR), similar to what was seen in the 2018 Hollywood blockbuster “Ready Player One” where people meet in a virtual world to play games and go on shopping, will soon become a reality. The Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence [...]

Education Ministry Presses on with VR Content Despite Safety Concerns

Education Ministry Presses on with VR Content Despite Safety Concerns

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The distribution of virtual reality (VR) textbooks for elementary school students, an initiative developed by the Ministry of Education, is being hindered by restrictions that ban children from using VR headsets. According to the guidelines set by the government, VR is defined as recreational content for school curricula that [...]

S. Korea Develops VR Rehabilitation Program for Stroke Patients

S. Korea Develops VR Rehabilitation Program for Stroke Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a rehabilitation program using virtual reality (VR) to help stroke patients. Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital and biotech venture TechVillage Co. announced on Thursday that they had developed a program that can assist in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. As part of the [...]

VR Theme Parks Emerge as New Urban Entertainment Trend

VR Theme Parks Emerge as New Urban Entertainment Trend

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — If you think virtual reality (VR) games are only for tech geeks who like cool gadgets and are attracted to giving free rein to their imaginations inside head-mounted displays (HMD), that’s not the case anymore. VR games have been in the spotlight as one of the hottest entertainment trends [...]

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]