Tomorrow’s Technology at Laval Virtual Expo

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Laval Virtual has become one of the leading shows for VR/AR organizations and one of the most important places to meet new innovations and new technologies. This is one of the main reasons PaleBlue was invited and presented at Laval Virtual.

The exhibition has always encouraged all the attendees to go to the 8000 square-meter exhibition area to get a hands-on experience. At Laval, everyone is able to have open and friendly conversations, see new solutions, but most importantly see and try the new technology.

This year’s exhibition was an incredible blend of exhibitors and attendees. The first few days were set up for professional groups of energy supplies, consultants, universities, and even governmental departments. During the latter two days, the conference was open to the general public so a large amount of technology lovers and students attended, to see where the VR industry is going.

As you know, we were attending Laval Virtual as exhibitors and presenters but we were also attendees. We observed many  things but one of the main things we noticed was the growth and revolution of hardware technologies beyond the traditional gaming sectors – beyond a joystick. Within this revolution, wearable clothing is going to play a major role.  Wearable clothing capture system uses sensors to transfer the precise position of the body into virtual environments. The feedback and motion capture in a wearable suit takes the wearer even deeper into a virtual world. These suits can be full bodied or as simple as a pair of gesture detecting gloves which track the users hand movements. The other thing we observed was the costs associated with these hardware accessories is projected to decrease and more industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, education, oil and gas, marine, and many others are expected to incorporate these tools.

Within this revolution, wearable clothing is going to play a major role. This capture system uses sensors to transfer the precise position of the body into the virtual environment. The feedback and motion capture in a wearable suit takes the wearer even deeper into a virtual world. These suits can be full bodied or as simple as a pair of gesture detecting gloves which track the user’s hand movements. The cost associated with these accessories is decreasing and more industries, whether that’s manufacturing, healthcare, or training, can now afford them easily.

PaleBlue has met a number of different people at Laval this year: from HR personnel and trainers to teachers and administrators, who were concerned about providing quality training. We felt the best way to show this was to demonstrate PaleBlue VR Team Training for Civil Engineering purposes, where we could tailor training scenarios, create single and multiple emergencies, and how multiple people could train together, even if they are located in different points of the globe. Since the show had many attendees, all ages and companies, with feedback ranging from “cool” to people asking on how soon they can use this in their businesses and academic institutions.

Laval Virtual 2019 was a great experience where PaleBlue has presented to the attendees, speakers, and developers, and had an open dialog with the all the wide audience.