So this turned out to be a very cool event! To showcase the new GO HMD add-on for smartphones, ImmersiON-VRelia held a special demonstration at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. Featuring as much as 120-degee field of view and per-eye focus, they set out to provide a winning demo to showcase mobile virtual reality.
Who better to help impress than NASA themselves? We finally learned what "datasets" are. It turns out that the Mars Rover as been capturing the topography of Mars with laser scanners, and based on the math collected, they were able to recreate the result in a virtual solid form. Using different source data, they were able to do something similar with the moon.
Would you believe we have over 20 speakers on record so far? Everyone from John Gaeta, one of the Academy Award winning geniuses behind The Matrix and "Bullet Time", to Habib Zargarpour, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios. The media, investment community, and industry will all be at Immersed November 23-24 in Toronto, Ontario. We are doing this to give professionals the access they need to top-level expertise to bolster their skills, and would-be entrepreneurs the tools they need to turn their ideas into viable businesses.
Immersive tech refers to virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, and more. Whether attendees are interested in video games or Hollywood cinema; Immersed is working to fill their needs. There will also be a free public exhibition on the Sunday afternoon. People need to try this stuff for themselves!
The $200 "gettingimmersed" promotion code will be expiring soon, so hurry up! Also be sure to reserve your discounted hotel suite as those promotions will expire soon too (provided they haven't already run out of space!). We also have a special exhibit discount program for early startups that have little to no seed capital and are entering the market for the first time. Details found on the Immersed site! ITA members get this discounted even further, and basic level membership is free for qualified content makers.
So this is interesting. ImmersiON-VRelia will be showcasing their new GO HMD add-on for smartphones at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. In particular, they will display NASA datasets on the ImmersiON-VRelia GO pre-production unit, which uses a smartphone as the processing backbone. We don't actually know what a dataset is (we'll find out!), but the exhibit promises to let attendees explore outer space in a fully immersive, Virtual Reality 3D environment.
What is particularly interesting about this announcement is that unlike other mobile VR platforms, the ImmersiON-VRelia GO is offering up to 120-degree field of view as well as custom-focus for each eye. This per-eye focus was a big hit with their professional grade HMD that is also in active development.