The State of Virtual & Augmented Reality in 2019 – Charleston
September 25, 2019 @ 17:30 - 20:30 EDT
There is a massive shift coming in how humans interact with the digital world. Instead of moving a mouse around a desk or tapping on a 2-dimensional screen, we are now able to reach out and touch objects with virtual hands in virtual worlds, or watch as digital objects come to life in your own room, yard or factory.
Specifically highlighting some of our successes and in-development solutions, USC’s Center for Predictive Maintenance will demonstrate how integrating VR/AR/MR methods into our workflow has led to some groundbreaking outcomes. Whether it’s using live data from real helicopters to populate elements in VR that better train mechanics or building AR dashboards for water treatment plant supervisors, Dr. Abdel Bayoumi and his team at the CPM are harnessing new, immersive technologies in creative ways. This presentation will consist of case studies, workflow methodology, and general design principles as VR/AR/MR becomes increasingly integrated into our approach.
In addition, you’ll get a chance to hear from and talk with people and companies in the community who are actively pushing forward with this exciting new technology. Not only that, we will have several devices set up for you to try, including an Oculus Quest and Oculus Go for Virtual Reality, and a Magic Leap One for immerisive Augmented Reality. We will also have Augmented Reality demos running on iPads, the AR device that many people may not even realize they own. (Do you have a device or demos you’d be willing to share with the group? Bring it along!)
This event is hosted and sponsored by the VR/AR Association, Charleston Chapter of the global industry association for Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, as well as Atlatl Software, the leader in visual sales tools for manufacturers.
5:30-6:30 – Experience VR/AR demos, plus Appetizers, Drinks and Networking
6:30-7:00 – Visualizing Industry 4.0—VR/AR/MR Use in Predictive Analytics – Evan Meaney of The University of South Carolina’s Center for Predictive Maintenance.
7-7:30 – “The State of VR and AR in 2019” – Dave Ingram, Chapter President
7:30-8:30 – More networking, drinks and demos.
You’ll also hear about ways to stay connected with the VR/AR community of Charleston including regular meetups and online forums, plus how to connect with the Global VR/AR Association online and through events around the world.
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