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Conjoined Twins Separated by VR, Resident Evil 4 and Zenith Fight for VR GOTY #MWB

Zuri Lives

08 Aug 2022 | 2 min read

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Brazilian twins who were joined at the head have been successfully separated with the help of virtual reality.

The teams spent months trialling techniques using virtual reality projections of the twins, based on CT and MRI scans. Mr Jeelani told the PA news agency: “It’s just wonderful. It’s really great to see the anatomy and do the surgery before you actually put the children at any risk.

2022 Finalists for the 6th International VR Awards have been announced.

Resident Evil 4 and Zenith: The Last City were nominated for VR Game of the Year and Pico and Varjo face off in the VR Hardware of the Year category. View the full list here.

Synchron has implanted its BCI in a human for the first time.

Now it’s one step closer to distribution. Synchron, a company creating a brain-computer interface (BCI) creates devices that convert brain signals to commands.

Gym Class just closed an $8 million seed round from Andreessen Horowitz.

Other backers include Founders, Inc., Todd and Rahul’s Angel Fund and Balaji Srinivasan. The early access version is a highly rated App with good potential, thanks to it’s physics-based gameplay and full-body kinematics

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Meta Platforms Inc. is set to raise $10 billion in its first-ever bond offering. All in an effort to fund share buybacks and investments to revamp its business.

Playstudios is venturing into the web3 world with a new blockchain division and investment fund. It also announced a $10 million investment, Future Fund, to back companies building rewarded play options.

DataMesh closes a new funding round led by SIG Asia. Singtel Innov8 and Global Brain also participated.

Stadium Live raises US$10m to fund expansion. Kevin Durant and Blaise Matuidi are among the investors for the Gen Z sports Metaverse startup.

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