KIRO 7 NEWS AT STUDIO216 HQ
It was a pleasure to host Linzi Sheldon and Kiro 7 News in our offices in Seattle to discuss how virtual reality is impacting enterprise businesses, especially real estate and architecture. We had a chance to demo the HoloLens, the Oculus Rift, Gear VR and an interesting new augmented reality experience that allows physical architectural drawing to come to life.
Many companies in the Seattle area are beginning to focus on virtual reality and augmented reality and I am excited to see the industry grow. At Studio 216 we are intensely interested in understanding how to build 'tools not toys' to empower enterprise businesses to solve very big problems and impact peoples lives..
VR AND BURN PATIENTS
The Kiro 7 News team also ventured out to Harborview Medical Center to find out how virtual reality is helping burn patients through painful wound care procedures. Seventy patients a year are using SnowWorld, developed by the University of Washington to experiment on how to reduce pain using VR technology and are seeing great results.
VR FILM MAKING
The provincial tourism industry in British Columbia is using virtual reality to create VR films to attract tourists and pique there interest in experiencing new destinations. In the State of Washington a local film studio, Mechanical Dreams, is putting together a virtual reality 360 video in partnership with Washington Film Works that features different areas around the state.
THE FUTURE IS IMMERSIVE
I am very excited about the future of immersive technology and pleased to see the growth in Seattle among agencies and studios that are working hard to see how far they can push the industries of construction, education, training, law, architecture and real estate.
I believe there is a future where consumers will see such a huge impact on their lives from virtual reality that they will wonder how they ever got a long with out it.