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Commercial use of VR, AR and drone technology

14 November 2018


Discover three game-changing technologies and how to implement them in your business

Belfast Metropolitan College is organising an event to highlight how immersive technologies, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and drones, are being used commercially in a range of industry sectors.

Event agenda
Digital Catapult Immersive Technology Lead, Nigel McAlpine, will give an overview of how immersive technology - VR and AR - is being utilised across different sectors. You'll also be able to try some immersive content via the Immersive Lab's VR and AR headsets and hear about their exciting new plans for the Lab's new home.

Steven Barr from Belfast Metropolitan College will then present on the commercial use of drones and explain how Belfast Met can help you get the necessary qualifications to fly drones at work. He'll also explain how their students are using AR/VR in combination with drones.

Finally, Sean Gilmour from Pubble Hill will give an overview of the future of imaging, explaining light field cameras and display systems. While already used in military helmet-mounted displays (Apache helicopter), this technology promises to replace all future displays including AR and VR systems.

The event will help you learn about these game-changing technologies and how to implement them in your business. There will be a short period of networking after the presentations.

Event details
Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast
Cost: Free

Book your place now.