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Professor Bob Stone: Virtual and Augmented Reality: the Hype, the Facts, the Future


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Virtual Reality: Its all A Game, or is it?

Date and Time

14 March 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Plymouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Devon&Cornwall local network. Contact garry@L-lectronics.co.uk for more information.

About this event

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony’s PlayStation VR, Samsung’s Gear VRit can not have gone unnoticed over the past two to three years that there has been a frenzy of interest in Virtual Reality, touted by some as the future of entertainment and gaming.  More recently, Pokémon Go took the world by storm   But is that it?  Are VR and AR doomed to a future of entertainment-only applications?
 Do gamers even continue to use the technology once the “wow” factor has passed?  Is it really necessary to don head-mounted displays, interactive gloves and all manner of other wearable technologies to benefit from VR experiences?  And what about so-called cyber-sickness?


Tea and coffee 1830

Talk starts 1900

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Additional information

This presentation by Professor Stone Human Interface Technologies Team, School of Engineering,
 University of Birmingham, himself a 30-year “veteran” of the VR and AR community, will look back on the highs and lows of the worlds of VR and AR and will show how the technologies offer much, much more than just a futuristic form of gaming.  Based on the world-leading research of his own University team, Prof. Stone will illustrate a range of real-world applications of VR, AR and Mixed Reality, from defence to healthcare, and from heritage to education.

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