Mixed reality in a time of COVID-19
Recently the versatility of mixed reality and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
XR: what is XR, and where is it going?
Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality products are at the forefront of technological change. Over the 2010-2020 decade, there have been many new products released which have captured the imagination of creators, developers and businesses alike.
VRtuoso hits one million immersive VR learning users
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt business across the globe, VRtuoso is experiencing even greater interest in its VR platform delivery suite with in excess of 30 corporate enterprise clients investing in VR technology to solve remote and on-premise training and collaboration requirements via interactive VR experiences in real-time from anywhere.
miRemote AR service tool overcomes all borders
A service tool, miRemote, based on augmented reality technology, enables an immediate online connection between customers and Minebea Intec, thus avoiding waiting times for technicians and unnecessary production down-times.
Three technologies changing the agricultural industry
The Rusmoloko Farms, in the Russian district of Ramensky, is equipping its dairy cows with virtual reality (VR) goggles, showing the animals green, sunny meadows in an effort to boost their mood and increase milk production. At the moment, VR for cows is just an isolated experiment, but there are other technologies that are rapidly gaining traction in the agricultural industry. Here, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA Sales at automation parts s...
Overcoming the skills shortage with VR
The UK is at the forefront of global innovation, with skilled engineers and electricians being called to work on projects all over the world. However, we’re experiencing a skills crisis that’s threatening the future of the construction industry. Here, HellermannTyton discusses how VR can help overcome this skills shortage and create a new breed of future-ready electricians.
Shifting into high gear with super-fast smartphone scanning app
Yodel has integrated barcode scanning software from Scandit, into its newly developed driver and courier app. Yodel delivers millions of parcels every week across the UK. As part of its digital strategy, Yodel has a transformation programme to change the Hand-Held Terminals (HHTs) and replace them with smart devices using a mobile app. Yodel selected Scandit to provide the barcode scanning software after it out-performed all other softw...
AR, VR and MR markets set to boom
XR, or extended reality, products are at the forefront of technological change. Virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR). With so many different XR products now available for a variety of use cases, it is important to understand how the different technologies are used, and companies which create them.
Lift-off for virtually tallest rollercoaster in Blackpool
The new virtual reality ride will be open to the public this month at The Blackpool Tower, and features a first for VR – a bespoke townscape of Blackpool’s iconic skyline and the Fylde Coast, offering unseen views of the landscape and icon buildings, such as The Blackpool Tower, the three Piers and The Pleasure Beach.
VR gets up close and personal with Tiger Sharks
Fearsome, lethal, killers … the reputation of the tiger shark has long haunted our culture, leading to these creatures being miscast as villains of the seas. Immotion’s new VR experience, Shark Dive, sheds a revealing light on the personality and habits of these wonderous animals, allowing people to get closer to them than ever before, and understanding their strategic place as an apex predator in a fragile ecosystem.