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Virtual reality tour simulates Alzheimers

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May 20, 2014
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Florida's largest provider of medical services to the elderly is using a virtual reality simulation to teach staff how it feels to have Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Caregivers say it changes how they interact with patients. (May 20) Video provided by AP


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The Virtualizer Takes Gaming to Next Level

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Reuters (June 11, 2012) — Urban planners and architects will soon be able to take a virtual tour of houses and neighborhoods to help them make important design and planning decisions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart says their 3D Virtual Cityscape project will offer new perspectives for urban planners creating the cities and suburbs of the future.
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