Experience Virtual Reality at the Western Mass Business Expo on November 3rd

Link To VR, Virtual Reality Business Solutions

Del Padre Digital is proud to announce Link To VR, a new sister company dedicated to helping businesses large and small, learn about and benefit from the latest Virtual Reality and related technologies. Come to the Western Mass Business Expo on November 3rd at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA and get a unique and unforgettable opportunity to experience this technology hands-on.

Link to VR

Don’t miss our guest speaker Rik Shorten. Rik is an award winning visual director and producer with over 20 years of design and animation experience. He is known for creating the visually intense forensic CG style for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and in 2010 his groundbreaking work was recognized with an EMMY for Best Visual Effects. Rik continues to push the boundaries on visually compelling content and considers VR and AR the ultimate mediums to experience his tradecraft.

Western Mass Business Expo

We will be showing live VR demos including medical, education and business. You will also get a chance to check out the first Link To VR “Virtual Showroom” VR experience designed to demonstrate how companies can use virtual reality to display their product or service in a way no consumer has ever seen before.

Virtual Showroom

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality Concepts

The concepts behind virtual reality are based upon theories about a long held human desire to escape the boundaries of the ‘real world’ by embracing cyberspace. Once there we can interact with this virtual environment in a more naturalistic manner which will generate new forms of human-machine interaction (HMI).

Beyond the keyboard and mouse

The aim is to move beyond standard forms of interaction such as the keyboard and mouse which most people work with on a daily basis. This is seen as an unnatural way of working which forces people to adapt to the demands of the technology rather than the other way around.

But a virtual environment does the opposite. It allows someone to fully immerse themselves in a highly visual world which they explore by means of their senses. This natural form of interaction within this world often results in new forms of communication and understanding.

Freedom within the 3D virtual environment

The experience of a virtual world mimics that of a real world scenario but often without many of its constraints. Virtual reality enables allows someone to do the following:

  • Walk around a three-dimensional building
  • Perform a virtual operation
  • Play a multi-user game
  • Take part in a theatre of war
  • Interact with an artwork, e.g. installation

Plus the fact that they can do this in a 3D environment means that they replicate an experience similar to that in the real world but without many of the dangers. This is preferable to trying to simulate these experiences in a two-dimensional setting, e.g. a computer desktop.

Virtual Reality in Entertainment

The entertainment industry is one of the most enthusiastic advocates of virtual reality, most noticeably in games and virtual worlds. But other equally popular areas include:

  • Virtual Museums, e.g. interactive exhibitions
  • Galleries
  • Theatre, e.g. interactive performances
  • Virtual theme parks

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the biggest adopters of virtual reality which encompasses surgery simulation, phobia treatment, robotic surgery and skills training.

One of the advantages of this technology is that it allows healthcare professionals to learn new skills as well as refreshing existing ones in a safe environment. Plus it allows this without causing any danger to the patients.

Virtual Reality in Business

Virtual reality is being used in a number of ways by the business community which include:

  • Virtual tours of a business environment
  • Training of new employees
  • A 360 view of a product

Business benefits

Many businesses have embraced virtual reality as a cost effective way of developing a product or service. For example it enables them to test a prototype without having to develop several versions of this which can be time consuming and expensive. Plus it is a good way of detecting design problems at an early stage which can then be dealt with sooner rather than later.

Many businesses have embraced virtual reality as a cost effective way of developing a product or service. For example it enables them to test a prototype without having to develop several versions of this which can be time consuming and expensive. Plus it is a good way of detecting design problems at an early stage which can then be dealt with sooner rather than later.