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Virtual reality playground
Once the preserve of science fiction, virtual reality has now taken the world by storm. See how this truly immersive experience is being used in fields as diverse as entertainment and education, art and journalism. Try out different virtual reality devices and experience what the future holds.
Float 250 miles above the Earth with the BBC’s award winning spacewalk experience, before wearing your inside on the outside with the augmented reality anatomy t-shirt from Curiscope. Run wild around a giant Pacman game using the Wizdish ROVR VR treadmill, then visit a virtual crime scene with Durham University‘s crime scene rover.
Now in its 2nd year, VR World was a two day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.
With our reputation preceding us, we were invited to show the ROVR 2 to the public. And the public liked what they saw!
What is VR Connects?
VR Connects London is a brand new event for the VR/AR industry created by Steel Media, the team behind the PG Connects series of conferences, Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, The Virtual Report, and the Global VR Challenge.
The event brought together over 500 delegates from across the VR/AR industry (with a focus on hardware manufacturers, game-developers, entertainment and education software creators, investors and media). The show combined a lively expo space with 2 days of focused conference tracks spread over 4 tracks and covering the key questions facing the industry (global trends, technical and design issues, future technologies and monetisation).
(And it was the second outing for the ROVR 2.)
unbound festivals are a global series of events that celebrate innovation
They’re specifically designed to connect brands and corporations with start-ups and the cutting-edge technology that they offer. More than that, organisations use unbound festivals to build their own platforms, connect with key audience members, and deliver their strategic objectives. For start-ups, festivals are the opportunity to meet individuals crucial to their future success: investors, clients and partners.
(This was also the first public outing of the ROVR 2.)
On Saturday 4 June 2016 Wizdish was invited to exhibit at the Intel Buzz Workshop in London.
The workshop was set up to tackle the biggest challenges in game development, and included technical & VR sessions, debates, networking, and the opportunity to troubleshoot projects with Intel Experts.
From more than 300 applicants, 10 were accepted
Walking around the bow, through doors, and up and down stairs while taking in each room and outside scenery was effortless. It allows anyone to get a sense of the visibility from the lower helm, the layout of space, and an overall feel that may not be conveyed through drawings.
Users can make changes to the yacht as they peer through the goggles, including the types of fabrics, woods, finishes, colors and more. And what the user sees is also displayed on a separate TV for others to view, also.
“It gives a real feel for the yacht,” Dominator CEO Alex Langhein said. “And it has helped to sell the new yacht.”
Immerse yourself in the 3D world
Returning to the exposure to the Nissan Pavilion 25, the public can also try the ultimate virtual reality, with Nissan Juke Chase the Thrill. Wearing a Oculus VR DK2 and special shoes on a (ROVR) secure platform, visitors find themselves chasing Juke in a futuristic metropolis from the setting inspired by Blade Runner and taking over the recent television campaign Juke. Thanks to the Oculus VR DK2, the interaction immerses the user completely and amplifies the feeling of being physically dropped into another reality. The experience of Nissan Juke Chase The Thrill is shown for the first time in Italy at the Bologna show.
We wanted to add a layer of physical interaction for the user in the VR experience, eventually deciding on the addition of a treadmill that allowed the user to walk and run while wearing the Oculus headset. The Wizdish—an omnidirectional low-friction treadmill—was the perfect fit.
Virtual Reality innovator Wizdish introduces the ROVR, a walking platform to explore virtual worlds presented by head mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and HTC Vive.
In developing the ROVR’s intuitive technology Wizdish have created a totally immersive experience in which the user develops real memories and reacts as if truly present – the real world is forgotten.