Eliminating the guesswork in VR/AR apps with Observer Analytics
Observer Analytics have a platform coming soon to help VR/AR devs improve their apps using aggregated data on how people are interacting with their experiences. Lucas Toohey, CEO and co-founder, gives the lowdown on analytics in VR/AR and how their platform works.
VR is not dead
At a time when some are starting to claim "VR is dead" once again, I think we need to take a bit of a step back. Things really aren't looking that bad for VR right now and I find the future of VR to be pretty darn exciting. I asked others in the industry to help me explain why.
This team is building a new platform for moving around in VR
Puya Abolfathi and his Sydney-based team at Visospace are putting together smooth omnidirectional locomotion using a hoverboard-like device called the Alto100. It has reached 100% funding on Indiegogo this week and I wanted to get some more detail on their tech!
The Royal Australian Navy are giving VR-powered diversity and inclusion training a go!
In a great tale of VR startup success, Equal Reality, a group focused on reducing unconscious bias through virtual reality, have recently built a custom version of their app for the Royal Australian Navy's cultural reform program. I spoke to Brennan, one of the founders of the team, about their exciting news!
This group is using 360 video and VR to help stop sexual harassment
Sexual assault and harassment is a serious problem across many cultures and industries, the ever growing list of #metoo stories of the past two months are evidence of that. Vantage Point is looking to use 360 video in VR to create a sexual harassment training program. I spoke to Morgan Mercer, the CEO and founder, about the project and what their plans are.
What is Windows Mixed Reality?
Microsoft's HoloLens and their range of VR-style headsets are all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. How can this be? One is an augmented reality headset and the others are virtual reality headsets! We'd previously seen the term mixed reality used to define a certain type of AR... has it changed? I asked around and found the answer. Here's what Windows Mixed Reality is and how it fits in with virtual reality and augmented reality.