Is gaming good or bad for us? That generally depends on your view on gaming overall. But can it make you more productive at work? Well one startup is testing the theory, with medical virtual reality company Vantari VR is encouraging its staff to game during work hours. It seems counter-intuitive, but co-founders and co-CEOs,… Read more »
Virtual reality startup Vantari VR, which has developed the medical version of a flight simulator for doctors, has scored a US$100,000 (A$131k) grant from US video games giant Epic Games, the company behind smash hit video game Fortnite. The Epic MegaGrants are designed to assist game developers and others use Unreal Engine, the commercial game engine… Read more »
In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy involves conducting “face-to-face” sessions in a virtual environment. This mode of treatment could make counselling more accessible to those living and… Read more »
A VR company that gives property buyers a walk through their future home just landed a $750,000 seed round
Inspace XR co-founder Justin Laing Virtual reality startup Inspace XR, which creates virtual mock-up of a new houses to show prospective buyers and builders, has closed $750,000 in seed funding, led by Investible, just weeks after it won the Sydney leg of the VC fund’s Investible Games. It’s the second $750,000 raise for in three… Read more »
The veteran tech-driven Sydney visual content business Curiious – best known for its Vivid Opera House projection and the stunning visuals during the opening ceremony at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – has raised $2 million from sophisticated investors to help scale its VR education and training platform globally. Founder Brett Heil wants to revolutionise… Read more »
Imagine being able to step inside and interact with a building you’ve designed before it even exists: this is the world Inspace XR is envisioning.
ARIVAL is a fan-focused mobile platform using AR to visualise player team data and statistics while gamification aspects are added to drive engagement.
Australian startup Venue Insider provides venue listings complete with virtual tours to help event planners go about their work quicker.
BOP Industries creates holographic content specially tailored to a client for use at an event or space, also supplying them with projection devices.
Sydney’s ICC launched a VR experience that will allow businesses, travellers, and event organisers to virtually scout out the venue through an app.
Working to deliver VR to the advertising industry is Melbourne startup FGMNT, a VR and augmented reality (AR) development company
Using 360 degree videos, the startup develops experiences based on a range of scenarios and scenes relating to common phobias
IKEA Australia has announced a IKEA Virtual Reality, allowing users to complete a digital ‘walkthrough’ of an IKEA store while browsing products.
Looking to make things a little easier is Nadia, a virtual assistant created by Soul Machines helping users navigate through information about and interact with the National Disability Insurance Scheme online.
NZ-founded VR startup 8i has announced a US$27 million Series B round which will support the development of a new AR content creation app, Holo.