In this month, Fontys University is organizing Virtual Reality Symposium 2015 with the tagline “Virtual (R)Evolution“. The event will be held from 27th to 28th January 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Virtual Reality Symposium 2015
The event consists of two parts. Day 1 will focus on virtual reality for human aspects. And the next day, they will be focusing on virtual reality for technological aspects. During the event, they will used several Oculus Rifts and also holographic projection as part of the showcases and demos. Among the exhibitors that will be joining this event are Haption, Virtalis, Righteous Games, PS Tech and VROOM Trainingen.
There is a lot of talks and speakers related with virtual reality. Prof. Dr. Ir Robert van Liere from TU/Eindhoven will talk about the historical view of some of the governing technologies that the vision for an “Ultimate Display” required. For your info, the vision of an “Ultimate Display” was presented a long, long time ago in 1965 by Ivan Sutherland, the father of VR.
Some of the topics that I found interesting are “Does Immersive Visualization Still Matter?” by Bernd Hentschel, then a topic on conditioned desires to eat in virtual reality and the topic on the implementation of VR as learning method at ASML EUV factory. There is also live chat session with Jan Goetgeluk, CEO of Omni Virtuix.
There will also be showcasing the students projects such as driving simulator, DAF Truck Simulator, virtual archery, Vanderlande Pick@ease machine simulator and “Peppers Ghost” to display the reality and hologram technology. There is Project Apollo to show pictures and notes in a 360-degree sphere so it can be used in meetings. The meeting will be held in a virtual environment where the users need to enter it by using Oculus Rift. In this way, all members can see the data and where the others are pointing at. There is also Jenga Tower project which is assigned to the Fontys University by Philips Innovation Services for Virtual Reality CAVE . All of them looks fun and exciting…
For your info, this is the second time Fontys University organizes the virtual reality symposium. If you want to know more, you can visit its official site here.