Howard Rose, Co-Founder of Firsthand Technology, did a great TEDMED talk about VR and health. In it, he explains how virtual reality (VR) has been dismissed as a toy, when it is already helping us with self-healing and personal improvement. Whether it's through helping cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or phobias, or encouraging kids to brush their teeth with the appeal of play, VR has its place.
Dimension Technologies Inc. (DTI) has been making waves recently with their new glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display prototype. It's a work in progress, but their goal is to offer stereoscopic 3D viewing without the trade-offs of sweet spots, resolution loss, cross-talk, glasses, etc. They were a big hit at Immersed and SIGGRAPH 2014, and are working on the next steps for the technology.
Call it a melding of minds at Immersed as Nvidia was impressed with DTI's direction, and in addition to confirming future support with Nvidia 3D Vision, they invited them to be a technology showcase exhibitor at the GPU Technology Conference via the Emerging Companies Summit (ECS) on March 18, 2015.
The Emerging Companies Summit is where Nvidia showcases the best in visual computing innovation, so this is a big kudos for DTI with hopes that it will get them one step closer to getting their innovations on the market.
What's even cooler is one of the keynote speakers for Immersed was Ian Hunter, Co-Founder and Creative Director for New Deal Studios. This is the guy who did the visual effects for The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2, Inception, and countless more films and projects we know and love. In his words, "I create stuff, and then I blow it up.". Woohoo!
During this session, he talks about New Deal Studios work on such VR experiences as Kaiju Fury! and The Mission. He was a big hit! We hope you enjoy his presentation too.