April 16, 2015 | Sylvie Le Roy |  L’ADN France

Want to chat with a robot? To use your body as a joystick? To become an actor in a comic? The Laval Virtual award again this year the most innovative projects. Topping the list: fantasy, interaction and immersion.

Laval Virtual is one of the largest European events of technological innovations and virtual applications. It was created in 1999 and was held this year from 8 to 12 April 2015. The opportunity for professionals, scientists and students around the world to discuss the uses, exhibit and discover the latest innovations in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D images in real-time and interactive techniques, but also to discover the innovations of the future.

On the sidelines of round tables, conferences and workshops, a trophy presentation was made: that of the Laval Virtual Awards, one of Laval Virtual StartUp Contest and of ReVolution *.

Laval Virtual Awards: Winners 2015

Grand Prix

Immersive Vision Technologies
(Category Environment & Health / Winner Awards Startup Contest 2015 )

Immersive Vision Technologies is a startup specializing in the development of optical synthesis systems. The design company with a vision camera 360 degrees based on multiple sensors and generating a real-time omnidirectional image of high definition. The gain factor in size, price and consumption is an order of magnitude compared to 20 camera used for example by Google Street. The products are used in the areas of surveillance, augmented reality, robotics, and defense

Category: Transportation & Mobility
Omnivisio project:
Using augmented reality, Omnivisio glasses Laster reduce vision problems of the visually impaired. This tool allows a considerable transformation of everyday life of the visually impaired through the detection of obstacles and allows an increase of 82{0fab034ea82b07661647ea8532e9066bcdd529bddfd482414d4493f90063c904} from the vision of the contours. The adapted interface allows use with ease.

Category: Industrial Design & Simulation
Fairy Lights:
Presented by the Universities of Tokyo and Utsunomiya and Nagoya Institute of Technology. Researchers from the three leading universities are taking a new step in their quest towards creating tangible holograms. They propose today to touch and feel the touch of a small floating virtual avatar in front of us in space.

Category: Engineering, Installation & Maintenance
EyeSim. – EON Reality
The company has created an immersive application training to the anatomy of the eye. Eye-Sim allows users to manipulate the human anatomy in 3D space and visualize complex structures. It uses EON Ibench Mobile (TM), an integrated hardware / software solution that enables real-time 3D interaction and intuitive. EON Ibench Mobile (TM) combines a high-end computer with HD stereoscopic display zSpace® 24 « to create an environment that responds to user actions and displays realistic 3D virtual environments ». Eye-Sim is a portable platform that installs quickly and is comfortable in most educational environments.

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