You can only imagine the size of an event with 21 themed sub Summits, 1,000 speakers and more than 40,000 attendees. It’s one of the very, very few events where the beginner entrepreneurs can rub shoulders with the co-founders of Instagram, Tinder, Slack, Waze, Oculus, Kickstarter, etc.
XPAND’s VR/AR division NU.I.ON was showing the results of its experiments with VR/AR headsets, positional tracking cameras and sensors to enhance next generation C.A.V.E. (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) solutions for industrial interaction – from virtual prototyping of rockets to architectural walk through experiences and collaborative virtual environments. One of the key aspects of the interactive demo was the ability to interact with virtual and augmented reality via the original human interface – our hands. This is a first step. As a next step comes interaction that will involve full body equipped with wireless sensors. This will allow us to achieve our goal, to take away the isolation element of virtual reality, to merge both virtual and physical realities into one seamless experience providing the user with a more hands-on approach. We call this Extended Reality.
Here's some impressions from our EVP Business Dev, David Chechelashvili: "Websummit offered some very inspirational and exciting presentations from speakers like: Uri Levine (Feex), Alex Klein (Kano), James Kretchmar (Akamai),Tobin Moore (Optoro), Palmer Luckey (Oculus), Nicolas Michaelsen (Airhelp) and Scott Chacon (GitHub) and many others. I was especially impressed with Uri Levine - the man behind Waze and Moovit and Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter."