James Corbett – Co-founder & CEO, Simvirtua Ltd.

  • Speaker Bio:

    James Corbett (B.Eng. Computer Engineering, University of Limerick) has 20 years experience in the IT industry having worked with Apple, Motorola and Analog Devices, in roles from Software Test to Network System Administration. In 2011 he started a not-for-profit – MissionV Education Ltd. that was funded by the Department of Education to run a Virtual Reality pilot programme in 20 primary schools. James’ new company – Simvirtua – has been supported by Enterprise Ireland, under the New Frontiers programme, and is building software for Virtual and Augmented Reality across Enterprise and Industry, as well as offering consulting services.

    Presentation Title:

    Virtual & Augmented Reality – see before you build

    Presentation Synopsis:

    James will give a brief history of Virtual Reality before discussing where the technology is today and how it is on the cusp of transforming design, architecture and construction. He will explain the difference between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, explore where each technology is best applied and speculate on how both will evolve over the next decade. His talk will include discussion of the major headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Daqri Smart Helmet and Meta 2.

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