Every now and then, we organize an Experience Monday to broaden our minds and to stay up to date with the latest developments. Last monday, it was time for some more Virtual Reality. VR is already huge, but POW 3D Design, a start-up specialised in Virtual Reality, gave us the opportunity to get in touch with the latest developments in the space.
Practice what you preach
From Samsung Gear VR to Oculus rift
The crew from POW 3D Design had prepared everything. During our quick briefing we got in touch with the Bublcam, one of the most accessible 360 degrees’ cameras on the market. This cam recorded the briefing and gave us a glimpse of the possibilities of VR.
Then it was time to get started, we first tested the Oculus Rift in combination with the treadmill. POW 3D Design had created a 3D environment for one of their Real Estate clients, in which we could freely walk around on the treadmill. For most of us this was a new experience, especially the jumping down from the second floor 🙂
Skiers and skaters might have a small advantage because the treadmill itself is quite slippery, but in general, we had a great experience with the Rift. There is of course still space for improvement, but the future of this technology seems very hopeful. We’re especially looking forward to how the hand controls will work out.
After this we moved on to the Google Cardboard and the latest Samsung Gear VR. Just like the Oculus Rift this was an extraordinary experience. Great, realistic graphics on a tour through Iceland, together with LeBron James on the basketball court and diving with sharks. There is however still one major downside: the battery. You can only watch as long as the battery life of your Samsung Smartphone lasts.
End of the Virtual Reality day
With all of these new overwhelming insights, we had a brainstorm on how we could use VR in practice and particularly how we can provide new solutions for our clients’ problems with Virtual Reality.
Want to learn more about Virtual Reality or how it could benefit you company? Contact us for an experience tour and a brainstorm to set up business cases around the next frontier in technology.