CeBIT is a European event presenting Leading-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, humanoid robots and applications of virtual reality shift the boundaries between humans and technology. CeBIT is featuring over 450 Startups, 200 Speakers, and over 200,000 participants in this 5-day conference.
One of the big trends at CeBIT is virtual reality (VR), the ability to touch things. Japan’s NTT Group featured a VR headset and a pair of massive gloves to try out a football game system.
“We are adding in the VR a shock on your hand and also a shock on your stomach, this is the most advanced VR system in the world,” – Kazunari Moriuchi, NTT vice president and growth hacker
One of those applications involves NTT subsidiary Dimension Data equipping all the Tour de France cyclists with a GPS sensor on their bikes to record where they are and how fast they are going.
“The important point for us is how each company in our group can help our clients and users to create new business models or new systems in different fields. With these GPS sensors we have picked up different information like the placing of the cyclists and we have sent this information to the television companies and so the spectators were able to get the latest data. We also sent it to the team directors to know the movement of the bikes and to improve their race strategy.” – Hiroo Unoura
One of the products you can get from all that data gathering is this augmented reality system, that gives you extra information on the sport that you’re watching.
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We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.
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