Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities are significantly different technologies. The webinar will review these differences and where these technologies stand today. Focus will be given to the challenges and techniques of replicating real world experiences in VR, the role profoundly immersive VR is playing now, and where we are heading. In particular, the webinar will highlight applications that many overlook, e.g. rehabilitation, and the significant advances in integration with the real world and immersive kinaesthetics, e.g. walking.
Dr Charles King is a serial entrepreneur and start-up junkie, with a keen sense of the value in building cohesive management teams. He read Physics and then a Material Science PhD through Johnson Matthey at the University of Birmingham followed by an Honorary Research Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. Charles’ corporate years were with JM, ERA Technology and Cookson Group plc in the UK and USA. For the past 20 years Charles has worked in tech start-ups from Harwell, Porton and Oxford and two he cofounded. The first, a UK / Chinese flat screen tech business, and now Wizdish Ltd making Virtual Reality treadmills (ROVRs), a company started presciently in 2009 from an idea spawned in 2001. Charles is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford Brookes University, a Fellow of the IOM3 and a Chartered Physicist.