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MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Dr. Ofer Shai is the Director of Omnia AI at @DeloitteCanada. He talked about the misconceptions about #ArtificialIntellig
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: The use of #futurecomputing in #healthcare was one of the prominent tracks at #Immersed2018, and we got to see some really…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Ricardo Wagner, Director of Product Marketing for #Office365 at @microsoftcanada, talked about their efforts to make moder…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Pascal Langlois, Founder of Collective Intent, talks about the potential of using motion capture technologies to re-enable…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: David Parker, Founder of @teamwishplay, talked at #Immersed2018 about how they are using #immersivetechnologies like #Virt
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Richard Huddy, Head of the Game Ecosystem at the Samsung Research Institute (UK), was the second keynote at #Immersed2018.…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@JoanneAska, Co-Founder of @TribeOfPan, talks about @TheChoice_VR their innovative #VR project that addresses the topic o…
MTBS3D .@ArozziChairs makes high-end #gaming chairs and tables. Scott Nishi, Sales Manager for Arozzi, spoke to us at… https://t.co/4U4LyU1SJn
MTBS3D .@pimaxofficial interview from #CES2019 includes news about their latest #5K and #8K #HMDs, eye tracking and new co… https://t.co/mmgw69jRTa
MTBS3D .@HP unleashes the #VR dinosaurs at #CES2019. 🦕 🦖 https://t.co/Ufed2K99F5 https://t.co/Rd5irCXzMZ
MTBS3D Today’s interview is with Jan Ludvig from @SenseArena. Jan was a professional #NHL #hockey player. He talked about… https://t.co/3fT7zWGmyI
MTBS3D Chia Chin Lee of, CEO of @BigBoxVR talks Population One at #CES2019. #VR #eSports https://t.co/xfIWYboVkQ https://t.co/3pW2AEPaxG
MTBS3D At #CES2019 we met with Rikard Steiber, President of #HTCViveport, and he talked about their new @htcvive Pro Eye,… https://t.co/WjugF0l5gJ
MTBS3D We met with Ryan McCall, Director of Strategy and Business Development for @UL_Benchmarks at #CES2019. He talked ab… https://t.co/lo8HZkYs5p
MTBS3D .@OmronAutomation talked about their ping pong playing robot at #CES2019. 🏓🤖 #Robotics #technologyhttps://t.co/SvdLiCYlbZ
MTBS3D MSI showcased their latest 17" GS75 Stealth laptop computer and talked about the availability of #VR readiness in t… https://t.co/3UrISM7nWK

Sixense, DDD, Valve, VRSimulation Updates!

Sixense Wireless Motion ControllerThere are multiple updates to share today!  First, Sixense announced their upcoming Wireless Motion Tracking System.  Simlar to the original, this unit lets you use your hands directly in video games as virtual objects.  It's best exemplified by grabbing and throwing things, or using your hands as though they are controlling an invisible steering wheel - the list goes on.  This has been available for quite awhile, but it's a lot less cumbersome without all the wires getting tangled up!

We are even more excited about the clip-on positional tracker.  One of the limitations of the Oculus Rift and devices like it is while it can detect the direction and position of your head, there is nothing to indicate where your body is in the virtual world.  In contrast, in a VR cave with body tracking, you can bend forward and have your head in one virtual room, and your bum in another - and that's all extrapolated from a combination of head tracking and positional detection of the game controller which you usually hold around your hip.  It's very possible that the Sixense positional tracker will have similar benefits by being clipped on your belt or possibly your shirt (the belt makes more sense, though!).  We'll have to wait and see!  Very exciting stuff.

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Next up, Dynamic Digital Depth has released TriDef 5.9 complete with the latest versions of their Ignition stereoscopic 3D drivers and media player.  Recently added games include SimCity, Star Trek, GRID 2, Antichamber, Primal Carnage, Surgeon Simulator 2013, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Remember Me, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Metro: Last Light, Just Cause 2, Warframe (DX11) and Serious Sam 3: BFE.

They also improved support for BioShock Infinite, Metro 2033, Fallout New Vegas, Dead Island, The Darkness II, Starcraft II, and Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning and World of Warplanes. Great stuff!


This is kind of obvious given their support of HalfLife 2, Team Fortress 2, and more to come - but Valve made it official that their Source engine now supports the Oculus VR SDK.

Jeremiah Allen, VRSimulationLast but not least, Jeremiah Allen has ANOTHER episode of VRSimulation.  This time, he talks about E3, his angst about not getting his Rift yet, and top concerns about effective VR with the Rift.  Take it easy, Jeremiah!  We just got word that the Rift's HAVE CLEARED CUSTOMS!  Woohoo!

For the fellow Canucks out there, have a great Canada Day weekend!