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Top 30 VR Ideas in November

From Palliative Pharmacy Apps to Frightful VR Coasters

— November 27, 2016 — Tech
From app-based experiences that help patients mitigate pain to roller coasters that offers a multisensory experience, the November 2016 VR trends reveal a that new technology can serve both functional and entertainment purposes.

While many people think of gaming when they think of VR, the technology actually has a wide range of purposes. One example of how VR is being used to improve healthcare is the Happy Place app, which uses virtual experiences to distract patients from whatever is causing them pain or discomfort. Another example is a VR tool developed by Research UK, which helps caregivers understand what patients with dementia experience on a daily basis.

Of course, VR does have many entertaining applications as well. Indeed, the November 2016 VR trends reveal that in addition to gaming, VR is being used to add a more immersive element to a number of existing experiences. Some examples of these entertaining VR applications include cartoon sitcom VR experiences, terrifying VR theater shows and frightful VR coasters.
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Felt VR Headsets
Felt VR Headsets
Google's Daydream View Headset is 30 Percent Lighter Than Others
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29
VR-Focused Earphones
VR-Focused Earphones
Oculus' New VR Earphones are Designed For the Oculus Rift
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28
VR Everest Summits
VR Everest Summits
'Capturing Everest' Shows an Everest Climb in Virtual Reality
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27
VR Dementia Aids
VR Dementia Aids
Research UK is Using Virtual Reality as a Tool for Dementia
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26
Simulated Social Experiences
Simulated Social Experiences
Facebook is Developing a "Social Reality" Complete with VR Emojis
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25
360-Degree Freediving Videos
360-Degree Freediving Videos
Nicorette's 'One Breath' Shows a Dive by Former Smoker Daan Verhoeven
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24
Affordable VR Graphics Cards
Affordable VR Graphics Cards
This Nvidia Graphics Card Offers Entry-Level VR Functionality
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23
Dark Superhero VR Experience
Dark Superhero VR Experience
'Batman: Arkham VR' Lets Consumers Play as Batman in First Person
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22
Collage-Creation Apps
Collage-Creation Apps
This VR Camera App Lets You Create Psychedelic Collage Art
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21
VR Basketball Game Streams
VR Basketball Game Streams
NextVR and the NBA Have Partnered to Offer Live VR Streams of Games
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20
Magical Franchise VR Games
Magical Franchise VR Games
A Harry Potter Game Will be One of the First Offerings on Daydream
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19
VR Entertainment Apps
VR Entertainment Apps
The Sky VR App Offers Comprehensive Immersion Into Sports, Film and More
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VR Eye-Tracking Systems
VR Eye-Tracking Systems
Google's Eyefluence Will Let Users Control VR with Their Eyes
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VR-Ready Computer Sets
VR-Ready Computer Sets
The HTC Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle Packs Everything for VR
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Escapist VR Experiences
Escapist VR Experiences
This Program Uses Immersive Virtual Reality to Lift Cancer Patients' Moods
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15
Frightful VR Coasters
Frightful VR Coasters
The New Rage of the Gargoyles VR Coaster is Designed to Terrify Riders
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14
VR-Ready Custom PCs
VR-Ready Custom PCs
The CUK Trion Custom Gaming PC is Liquid-Cooled and Ready for Immersive Games
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13
Haptic VR Objects
Haptic VR Objects
Microsoft's NormalTouch and TextureTouch Let Users Feel VR Objects
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12
Cartoon Sitcom VR Experiences
Cartoon Sitcom VR Experiences
Google and 'The Simpsons' Have Partnered to Release a VR Couch Gag
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11
Miniature VR Cities
Miniature VR Cities
'City VR' Makes Users Feel Like Giants Roaming Tiny Famous Cities
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10
Virtual Reality Action Cams
Virtual Reality Action Cams
The 'Vyu360' 4K Ultra HD Camera Captures Immersive Adventure Footage
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9
Multiplayer VR Consoles
Multiplayer VR Consoles
The Modal VR Can Simultaneously Process Ten Players' Gestures and Actions
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8
Biological VR Experiences
Biological VR Experiences
'The Body VR' is an Educational Trip Through the Human Body
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7
Untethered VR Gaming Headsets
Untethered VR Gaming Headsets
The MVR Ascend Wireless VR Headset Works with Game Consoles and PCs
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Palliative Pharmacy Apps
Palliative Pharmacy Apps
Apotek Hjartat's 'Happy Place' is a VR Experience to Help Mitigate Pain
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Social Good VR Shirts
Social Good VR Shirts
Gimme360's Wearable Technology Brings You Closer to Your Social Impact
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4
Terrifying Theater Shows
Terrifying Theater Shows
'The Tension Experience: Ascension' is a Live Horror Show
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3
Multisensory Beer Marketing
Multisensory Beer Marketing
'Immersive & Gunn' Fuses Beer With VR Technology
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2
Affordable Virtual Reality Systems
Affordable Virtual Reality Systems
The Xiaomi Mi VR Headset is Priced at Just $29
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1
Scale Supercar Displays
Scale Supercar Displays
The Qing Yi Concept Supercar is Displayed at the Shanghai Disney Resort
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