Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Improve Public Safety Operations

CHARIoT Challenge: Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Improve Public Safety Operations

NIST CHARIoT Challenge According to NIST more than 70 billion IoT (internet of things or “Smart”) devices will be connected by 2025. The goal of the NIST CHARIoT Challenge is to present augmented reality interfaces to demonstrate how first responders can supplement traditional radio communications with broadband in order to leverage relevant data streams from…

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AR-ECDIS: A Mobile Maritime Navigation Assistance System

AR-ECDIS: A Mobile Maritime Navigation Assistance System An Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a computer-based geographic information system used for nautical navigation. ECDIS provides continuous position and navigational safety information, as an alternative to paper navigation charts. The system generates audible and/or visual alarms when the vessel is in proximity to navigational…

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International VR Day

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, VRT-U will be one of many organizations in over 60 cities worldwide to host a free, educational event for Virtual Reality (VR) Day. The goal of VR Day is to promote virtual and augmented reality (AR) in order to help these technologies become more mainstream. This voluntary grassroots effort will…

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NIST VR HUD Challenge Results

LookOnVRTU Won the First Prize at NIST VR HUD Challenge We are proud to announce that VRT-U in collaboration with LookOn Media has won first place at the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) 2018 Virtual Reality (VR) Heads-Up-Display (HUD) Navigation Challenge for First Responders. After narrowing down all competitors through four stages only…

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First Responders HUD Solutions

VRT-U is a finalist at the 2018 NIST Virtual Reality Heads-Up-Display Navigation Challenge NIST Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program is hosting a 4-stage First Responder Virtual Reality (VR) Heads-up-Display (HUD) Navigation Challenge, with prize awards for the top 7 designs. In addition to the cash prize, finalists will have speaking engagements and networking opportunities…

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Virtual Thoughts

Have you ever wanted to control things just with your mind? Many movies have captured our imagination with the potential of using brain waves to influence and change objects around us by concentrating our thoughts on the object.   With the advent of VR we are now able to immerse ourselves in virtual worlds where…

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The Future of Learning

For centuries learning has been based on reading and memorization. Pictures in books helped visualize objects and actions but the reader had to combine what they had read and seen to imagine how things worked. With the advances in augmented reality technology it is now possible to make books interactive with all kinds of 3D…

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