The web-based augmented reality game, launched on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Belvedere Museum, takes children and families on a thrilling adventure through the Baroque palace gardens. The grounds of the Belvedere were once home to a menagerie – one of Europe's earliest zoos - where Prince Eugene gathered animals from around the world. Six of these animals are now the protagonists of the new Fantastic Palastics game: Roco the Lion, Neo the Lemur, Rena the Gazelle, Pop the Sheep, Dada the Ostrich, and Flux the Porcupine. The Fantastic Palastics game brings the history of this World Heritage Site to life with AR technology by Niantic 8th Wall. The game was developed in collaboration with The Brand Father and Orb Amsterdam and powered by Niantic 8th Wall. Wolfgang Bergmann (CFO Belvedere) and Doruk Eker (Orb) will talk about the development and learnings of this innovative project.
Come to the Belvedere Gardens and play the game while you are in Vienna: www.belvedere.at/game
As the hotly awaited Wallace and Gromit VR experience ‘The Grand Getaway’ is gearing up for release, discover how the production team transformed this lovable duo from onscreen heroes into embodied characters in an immersive world.
Hear from the producers about the challenges of translating a famous IP to a new medium, and how to balance story and play when crafting a world-class VR experience rooted in heart and humour.
Like the adventure itself, expect to be surprised and delighted - and we’ll share a definitive answer to, ‘was it created in clay?’ See you in the rocket…
Vienna is a place with a rich past. Music, theater and science were omnipresent and so was their development. Now there is a great demand to bring topics which deal with this past into a contemporary environment using tools of new media like VR, AR, AI. How are these projects started and how do they get funding? And what are the specifics of XR scene in Vienna compared with the United States?
Using Virtual Reality can be highly effective when it comes to training. But how do you create such an immersive learning experience that is both engaging and leaves an impact?
In this talk, Warp VR CEO Thijs de Vries and Learning & Development specialist Nadine Steiger from Erste Bank share their unique vision on building interactive, immersive training scenarios with 360° video, storytelling and gamification. They will share what type of training topics Erste Bank is using VR for and how they have easily deployed and scaled this form of training to thousands of learners.
Join in to hear:
• Erste Bank's best practices on using VR for training
• How to combine gamification, storytelling and 360° video
• About Warp VR, the no-code platform that is used to create these VR training courses
This talk explores the transformative potential of combining digital twins and augmented reality (AR) technologies to address the challenges of high training costs and facility management downtime. While these technologies are already extensively used in gaming and marketing, the crucial question is: can they go beyond their current applications, and more importantly, are these technologies ready for broader implementation? Attendees will gain valuable insights from successful case studies and practical strategies for effectively implementing these technologies across diverse industries.
In the rapidly evolving educational landscape, extended reality (XR) is being explored as a frontier for medical training. Dr. Ruby Woodward, drawing from her interdisciplinary research at Cambridge University and hands-on experience with GigXR, will delve into the potential of these technologies, guiding listeners through the intersection of XR and medical education.
She will introduce attendees to HoloScenarios—an innovative application that leverages XR to produce hyperrealistic holographic simulations emulating high-risk acute medical scenarios. Moreover, she will discuss the integration of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) with teaching methods to enhance communication training for healthcare practitioners.
The talk will emphasize the importance of aligning such technological innovations with established medical principles and learning theories. By highlighting insights from collaborative endeavors with experts spanning academia, clinical practice, and technology, the discussion will underscore the multidisciplinary approach essential for guaranteeing the efficacy and integrity of XR in medical education. This presentation will elucidate the symbiosis of XR, AI, medicine, and pedagogy.
Join Dr. Woodward as she outlines the hurdles, breakthroughs, and innovative solutions driving the future of medical education in the XR domain.
Discover how the world's largest pump manufacturer, Grundfos, is using XR to drive value across sales, HR, and operations.
During this interactive session, you'll learn how Grundfos, the world's leading pump and water systems manufacturer, is using the SynergyXR platform to drive organizational value by:
• Creating rapid 3D scans of customer sites to accelerate the sales cycle.
• Using virtual showrooms of facilities as environments to develop and boost recruiting and onboarding.
• Providing virtual training and assistance to customers and technicians to reduce downtime.
• Experts from Grundfos and SynergyXR will share how their partnership is improving business processes and delivering measurable value to both internal and external customers.
They'll also highlight the tools, tips, and tricks your company can use to kickstart your own XR project.
The Åland Islands, or Åland, is an autonomous region of Finland. Comprising around 6,700 islands, this Swedish-speaking archipelago is in the Baltic Sea. Many young people live across this region and find connecting to youth services and peer groups a challenge, especially in winter.
Barry Haughey (Founder HoloGen, Dublin Ireland) and Mia Hanstrom (Director of SKUNK youth service, Aland Island) partnered in working together to pilot a wide regional youth project using VR. The idea was to demonstrate that existing support for young people can be delivered using immersive technology, bringing the service to the participant. Historically, some young people have been unable to avail of creative, educational and social activities because they were unable to get to a physical environment, we aimed to demonstrate this was no longer the case.
For this pilot, we used the VR platform, Rec Room to create a private youth club and open a weekly meetup where participants, shared stories, played multiuser games and tournaments and even tried some mindfulness. All of these sessions were hosted by experienced youth workers from the Aland region.
In this Talk, we will hear from 2 young people, Kasper Dreyer and Julia Strand, who were participants in the VR pilot and will share some of their experiences, Mia Hanstrom (Director of SKUNK youth service, Aland Island) and Barry Haughey (Founder of HoloGen) who will discuss the growing potential of immersive technology within rural youth work and education.
Prepare to be inspired by five of the trailblazing young ladies, part of Women in Immersive Technologies and Innovation Girls’ Young Bad*ss Lab. Moderated by Richard, co-founder of InnovationGirls, meet Tereze, Marta, Najda, Natalia and Amelia. Hear their journey from newbie to metaverse creators and startup founders. Yes, they are kick ass, young and full of hope. Get to know what the new generation has to say and be part of their word. Welcome to "Bad*ss Girls in XR: Fueling Futures."
By replacing avatars with authentic humans, you can truly experience holographic collaboration. It enables deeper personal connections and trust building, specially for greater impact and engagement in employee training and onboarding. We discuss how a volumetric video cloud can help solving scalability and interoperability challenges of live volumetric video, for holograms are only as powerful as their flexibility and accessibility to be consumed on your PC, smartphone, or XR device. Real people, virtually anywhere.
Virtual Reality (VR) has the potential to revolutionise education. In this keynote, we will share how GoStudent transforms how students acquire foreign speaking abilities and gain confidence with VR. But how do you make sure that businesses are using nascent technologies for the right reasons? How do you make sure to distinguish hype from sustainable innovation with real impact? In this keynote Alex will also share how he applied processes and learnings stemming from 5 years in Google’s AR/VR unit (Daydream, now known as Google Labs) to guide product development at GoStudent.
Extended reality is going mainstream in Africa, benefiting more industries and sectors, including arts, culture and tourism, digital education, entertainment and healthcare services on the continent.
Join this presentation showing how Extended Reality (XR) supports many excellent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing high-quality immersive experiences powered by software and hardware.
Discover unique use cases and adoption of XR in education, heritage digitization, media and marketing experiences across key regions in Africa and the prospects of the technology in building an inclusive Metaverse for the future.