VRcade will enable us to create a fully immersive operating room (OR) experience.
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Conquer Mobile, a mobile solutions specialist, and VRcade - creators of the out-of-home VRcade VR platform, today announced that they are partnering to produce state of the art medical simulation solutions for medical education.
Conquer Mobile is already developing medical simulation products for iPad and home VR systems such as Oculus Rift, and has been searching for a fully immersive open walking environment. VRcade met the criteria - with no wires, no controllers, no motion sickness and completely intuitive movements. It also has the potential for multi-player simulations.
Says Aaron Hilton, CTO, ‘There is no lag and no motion sickness. You just put it on and it works. You are free to walk around. We searched extensively for a VR platform that could be used for serious medical applications. VRcade will enable us to create a fully immersive operating room (OR) experience.’
VRcade uses a mix of proprietary and off-the-shelf hardware and software and integrates with game engines such as Unity. Because of the modular design of the system, as technology grows, components can be upgraded for higher-performance options, resulting in an evolving platform which never becomes obsolete.
'The VRcade platform offers the public the ability to experience perfect virtual reality for the first time,’ explained Jamie Kelly, Co-Founder of VRcade. ‘By taking the VR experience out of the home, we have been able to eliminate the traditional bottlenecks which have always hampered VR. Space constraints, wires, latency, accuracy and proprietary software issues are all resolved using the VRcade platform. The result is a completely intuitive and natural human-to-machine interface. Conquer Mobile has the technical competence and the domain expertise to produce game changing solutions for medical education in this environment.'
VRcade has received accolades from tech media and gaming specialists alike for its freedom from a game controller and its 1:1 movement correlation. ‘This is the closest thing to Star Trek’s Holodeck,’ remarked Aaron Hilton.
About Conquer Mobile
Conquer Mobile is a specialist in mobile healthcare solutions with a focus on medical simulation. The company has a strong medical advisory group drawing together surgeons, neuroscientists, nurse educators and nurses. Conquer Mobile has a strong track record producing secure, graphical enterprise apps for blue-chip companies such as NGRAIN, GenomeDx, Webtech Wireless, McDonald’s Canada and leading ISVs.
For more information, please visit http://www.conquermobile.com.
VRcade develops and deploys an out of home custom virtual reality solution which relies on high-end components as well as custom hardware and software. The VRcade is made available to the public and private sectors through dedicated VRcade locations. Entertainment, exhibition, simulation, visualization, and training experiences are developed around the ever evolving platform. VRcade operates out of Seattle, WA.
For more information, please visit http://www.vrcade.com.