“I think what will change after COVID is that there is also a new generation stepping up as in Gen Z’s turn is up and they will start spending money on sports. I think the biggest gamechanger will be in that. It’s not just that coronavirus happened to them, it’s that they just like to consume sports completely different than the generation before them. I think that’s what we’re tapping into rather than just having a VR experience,” said Sander Schouten, CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Sports. “Basically what we’re going to launch soon here in Holland and then spread out over the world is we’re going to have virtual worlds where you can interact, engage with in a different way, tailor made for a Gen Z environment. Meaning, if you want to be the star of the show, you just add your own virtual character with your own face into that environment and then you can share it as if you made that final shot to win the game.” … [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
“We’ve done a good job of building an audio engine from the ground up that recreates what it’s like in real life,” says Stein. He quickly launched into a demonstration, positioning both of our avatars around the auditorium, showing how our proximity affected how loudly we could hear one another, or whether we could hear each other at all. And naturally, speakers on a virtual stage with a digital microphone are more audible than those sitting in the audience. … [Read more...] about Sick of Zoom calls? Try this Sims-style virtual world instead
Gorniak recently joined Threekit as CEO. He was reunited with people that build businesses with him in the past, so he knew their pedigree was top-notch. "We have many decades of experience in companies that solve big problems around e-commerce and CPQ. But what really fires me up is the technology. The visual fidelity is incredible, which makes sense, considering that Threekit is built using the same technology that is used to create the visual effects on movies such as The Avengers, Harry Potter, and the new Star Wars series," said Gorniak. … [Read more...] about Augmented reality and 3D will accelerate adoption of e-commerce
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