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Microsoft Filed Patent For A Virtual Reality…Mat?

Microsoft Filed Patent For A Virtual Reality…Mat?

Microsoft might be working on a virtual reality mat to, at least in part, keep you from getting clotheslined by your coffee table yet again while ostensibly blinded by a VR headset. The company calls it a “virtual reality floor mat activity region” in the patent application it filed to…

I Didn’t Think The Microsoft Kinect Could Be Deader, But Here We Are

I Didn’t Think The Microsoft Kinect Could Be Deader, But Here We Are

It’s been a rough life for the Xbox One’s least appreciated accessory. At launch, people weren’t happy that the Kinect was the reason why the Xbox One cost more than the PS4, despite its innovative motion-sensing abilities and handy built-in mic. That prompted Microsoft to quickly regroup and put out…

How Video Games Are Helping Rehab Patients

How Video Games Are Helping Rehab Patients

The simple ability to stand, walk and get up and down stairs can be lost in a stroke, but — especially in older people — frailty, weakness, a fall or a period of illness can be enough to do the same thing. Rehabilitation hospitals often admit people who have lost…