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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 [...]

Traveling the World of Insects on a Sky Bicycle

Traveling the World of Insects on a Sky Bicycle

JEONGSEON, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Bugs Land in Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, a new concept amusement facility equipped with a virtual reality (VR) technology, is gaining popularity. Bugs Land is a monorail amusement facility offering rides on a sky bike to experience the world of insects. The monorail is 7 meters high and 540 [...]

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 [...]

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Thirty-year-old fund manager Park Jong-il, who works in the financial district of Yeouido in western Seoul, tees off at his favorite golf course located on the southern resort island of Jeju at least once a week after work. Instead of booking the one-hour flight and possibly reserving a hotel [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]