“It’s a tricky situation where can you ever truly replicate the exact stadium environment? There is the whole pre-game thing when you’re walking to the stadium and, depending on the age, you have a couple of drinks. You go, you have the stadium experience in the stadium and go through all of these motions. Can you actually have the same thing,” asked Konstantin Dieterle, head of business development for Beyond Sports. “Or is it something where you don’t try to just copy it, or can you give them a story where it is, ‘hey this is something additional.’ That’s something that we’re trying to do. It’s not just, ‘hey here is the substitute, put on the VR headset and it’s like it is in the stadium’ because, in the end, it’s not really going to be the same.” … [Read more...] about Can Virtual Reality Help Sports Fans Experience Game Day In A Post COVID-19 World?
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industry. After going through two months of almost stalled production schedules, the automakers are gradually shifting towards virtual manufacturing, however, making this concept a reality requires broad-based support and consensus, said CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engg), Maruti Suzuki India. According to Raman, embracing the new version of manufacturing will bring the resilience to cope with disruption and the agility to react and adapt when that inevitable disruption occurs.Speaking at ETAuto Simulation & Testing Virtual Congress, Raman said the industry needs to learn the technicalities of the virtual world and emphasised on the need to beef up levels of automation on shop floors. Acknowledging the new changes in norms at the plant, Raman further said that social distancing is going to be a new reality going forward and engineers have to find out ways to evolve manufacturing while adhering to the center guidelines on combating COVID-19. Major focus is on simulation and … [Read more...] about ETAutoSTVC: Adopt virtual manufacturing to build resilience in the time of crisis, says CV Raman
Beyond truly inappropriate behavior, it’s not clear exactly what acceptable behavior looks like. While I tried to make my avatar look like a professional version of myself for our interview and demonstration, would I choose something more whimsical, like longer hair, virtual high-top sneakers, or even green skin, for a casual trivia night? How many reaction emoji is the right number to cheer on a colleague or boss giving a presentation? Is it weird to use the heart reaction in a professional setting? Does the fact that nobody can see your distracted face mean it’s okay to multitask? … [Read more...] about Sick of Zoom calls? Try this Sims-style virtual world instead
To interact with the world, Manova will use two outward facing camera lenses that track a person's arm and leg movements, allowing them to use a range of physical gestures to interact, including high fives, fist bumps, and toasts. … [Read more...] about Former HTC executive unveils a new 5G VR headset with a Sims-like virtual city as its interface and front-facing cameras to support arm and leg tracking for gestural controls
COVID-19 pandemic and its impact of digital commerce Gorniak believes that COVID-19 has massively accelerated the rate at which people began seeing the value of visualization technology. "With retail stores closed, the only option available has been e-commerce. But if you don't have images available of your products, you can't sell them. Also, if your competitor offers shoppers the ability to customize and in 3D and put products in their space with augmented reality, they'll probably sell more than you," said Gorniak. … [Read more...] about Augmented reality and 3D will accelerate adoption of e-commerce