Perth VR meetup – March 2017
On Thursday 23 March, Immersia co-hosted the eighth and most successful Perth VR meetup since the group’s inception in 2015. Local startup Frame VR hosted the event at their warehouse-style development studio in West Perth, and the event drew attendance from 40 of Perth VR’s ~400 members, with two presentations and demos of the Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and FOVE virtual reality headsets.
The event included presentations from two experts in Australia’s VR scene; Daish Malani, co-founder of Add-Life Technologies and organiser of the Adelaide VR meetup group and Justin McArdle and Gareth Lockett, co-founders of Frame VR.
Daish spoke about his journey from UI design into virtual reality product development, and explored the application of the technology for stroke rehabilitation, while Gareth and Justin presented on their journey with Frame VR. Of particular interest was the size of the VR market in China – all presentations can be accessed via the link below (special thanks to NicheInterview.com for recording the event).
Following presentations attendees were treated to special demos of the FOVE eye-tracking head-mounted display and had the opportunity to experience the Imaginarium mechatron (a VR rollercoasted experience created by Frame). A representative from Taiwan-based HTC Vive, Lisa Chu, joined guests for the final hour of the event to network and develop an understanding of the ecosystem in Perth.
To receive updates about future Perth VR meetup events, including the inaugaral VR hackathon in June (sponsored by HTC Vive), please join the group at meetup.com/perthvr and sign up to the mailing list at perthvr.org
To access the video from the March event head to: http://www.nicheinterview.com/state-of-virtual-reality-in-australia-how-it-helps-stroke-patients-and-more