One Minute Data Download: What are Immersive Environments?

Immersive environments blur the boundaries between physical and digital space. How do we define immersive environments, and what are they used for? Our Data Download video gives you a definition, market outlook, and business case in one minute:   Sources: Forecast augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market size worldwide from 2016 to 2021 (in billion … Read more

A World Without Waiting: Translating the Amazon Go Model to Other Sectors

If you haven’t seen Amazon’s prototype zero-wait grocery store, watch their video (below) first and then come read this. At first this might seem like ground-breaking new work, but the reality is that Amazon Go is just the latest iteration in a series of technologies that are helping to eliminate waiting everywhere we go. And beyond simply … Read more

3 Ways Technology Can Aid Mindfulness in the Workplace

Just when you’ve gotten into the flow of reviewing a report, a flicker catches your eye. It’s a new Slack message from your manager… Click. You’re texting a detailed message to a co-worker when a shocking news headline pops up on your phone… Tap. Technology is good at distraction. In fact, some people, including former Google … Read more

5 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Patient Care

If you still think that virtual reality is only good for gaming, recent studies demonstrating its benefit in healthcare may change your mind. Virtual reality shows such potential for easing pain, addiction, and mental health disorders that some in the healthcare world anticipate the birth of a new medical profession: the virtualist, who is responsible for … Read more

Projection Mapping’s Potential Architectural Use

Projection mapping — using projectors to map video onto any surface — has traditionally been associated with “spectaculars” such as concert backdrops, advertisements, and art shows. One of the most frequently cited examples is the 2010 AC/DC show at Rochester Castle, which concluded with the castle’s apparent collapse, a feat of optical illusion on a grand … Read more

Audiovisual Upgrades Make the California Academy Planetarium Even More Immersive

For a man whose job involves applications of the latest technology, Blair Parkin’s favorite exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences is surprisingly low-tech. It’s a tiny fragment of rock, displayed behind plexiglass, that most people overlook. But as our tour group moves through throngs of meandering school children on a busy Wednesday, Parkin points at … Read more

How to Create a Convincing Virtual Reality 3D Sound Experience

The Role of Audio in Virtual Reality As implementation of virtual reality (VR) increases, daily amassing use cases, it is clear that a critical part of the immersive experience is the soundfield. How to create a convincing virtual reality 3D sound experience? In this article, TEECOM defines best practices for acquisition, production, and distribution of audio when creating … Read more