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Virtual reality training in Olympic sports: Promises and pitfalls

Virtual reality training in Olympic sports: Promises and pitfalls

The advent of virtual reality technology provides Olympic athletes and coaches with manifold new possibilities for training and competition preparation. Although promising and increasingly backed up by scientific research, it is important to be aware of the limitations and potential pitfalls of applying this new technology to the sports domain. / more

Welcome to the Matrix! Opportunities and Risks of the Virtual World

Welcome to the Matrix! Opportunities and Risks of the Virtual World


It's been almost 20 years since Neo, "The One", booted up to fight the machines in the global smash hit The Matrix. Once painted as a dark and foreboding frontier, virtual reality now enables and encourages our full emersion. Is this field really as threatening as the film, or can people use it for their own psychological fulfilment as easily as Neo is able to download and learn Kung-Fu? These pressing questions... / more

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