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Irish Tech Start-Ups Deliver Powerful AR/VR Tools

VR and AR are part of a new and exciting realm, but these terms can be as confusing as they are exciting to many people who are not yet familiar. Virtual Reality (VR) implies a completely immersive experience that shuts out the physical world. Augmented Reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live view, often by using the camera on a smartphone.

VRAI for enterprise-level safety, training

Tech start-up VRAI has developed a VR simulation-based platform to help organizations create authentic, immersive, training experiences. The VRAI system combines VR with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide enterprise and public service organizations with a scalable, remote training solution. VR simulation training provides reduced risk, improved outcomes, and increased information retention in comparison to traditional training.

The company is on a mission to help large organizations train in a more memorable, measurable, and effective way. VRAI’s data-driven VR simulation training is perfect for high-hazard training with clients like leading organizations such as the Irish Defense Forces, the United Nations in Somalia, and IAG at Heathrow Airport 

Its Hazardous Environment Awareness Trainer (HEAT), combines authentic virtual training environments with cutting-edge data capture and analytics capability. Within the platform, environments can be customized with a mix of real footage, 3D modeling, and 360-degree video for maximum authenticity.

VRAI will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2022. If you would like to meet with the VRAI team at CES you can contact their Enterprise Ireland Market Advisor Niamh O’Donnell to schedule a meeting at Niamh.ODonnell@enterprise-ireland.com.

 

Volu, AR just for the fun of it!

Similarly, Volograms is passionate about bringing the powers of AR to the individual. With an emphasis on fun and entertainment, Volograms’ mission is to bring reality capture closer to everyone by making AR/VR content creation as simple as recording a video.

The company’s Volu app allows anyone with a smartphone to capture, play, and share 3D video Volograms. The platform’s robust set of full-body AR filters allows users to become transparent, inflamed, super tall or teeny tiny and express themselves like never before.

With Volu, users can easily record themselves or friends in action. Their captured footage is processed using deep learning algorithms and the results can be experienced, edited, and shared directly in AR. From professional headset applications to fun mobile experiences, the system integrates real people seamlessly into all sorts of 3D, AR/VR experiences. Their state-of-the-art, deep-learning algorithms power the volumetric 3D reconstruction, multi-view texture mapping, marker-less motion capture, temporally coherent sequences, and many more features.

Enterprise Ireland the Irish State agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets, is proud to support these highly innovative technology companies in their independent missions to bring the power of VR, AR, and AI to everyone.

Volograms will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2022. If you would like to meet with the Volograms team at CES you can contact their Enterprise Ireland Market Advisor Niamh O’Donnell to schedule a meeting at Niamh.ODonnell@enterprise-ireland.com.

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