Add a new dimension to your design with AR & VR in the Future Zone at EDS

11 October 2016

New to EDS this year is the Future Zone. This is an area reserved on the show floor to showcase the very latest and emerging design tools and give you the opportunity to try them and discover how they could benefit your design projects.

Virtual Reality has been around with varying degrees of success for many years but in 2016 the processing and software technology is finally available to make these systems really useful in an engineering environment. So this year VR is taking centre stage in the Future Zone, courtesy of Virtalis and the AMRC.

The immersive, interactive 3D visualisation systems for you to try in the Future Zone draw on active stereoscopic technology and feature a custom screen, specialist computer, custom software and powerful projectors, coupled with eyewear, head and hand tracking. Market applications for you to try include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Power generation
  • Immersive training

The headsets provided by Virtalis track the motion of the user’s head as well as allowing them to interact with computer models driven by CAD data.

Be sure to step into the Future Zone on stand D61 and immerse yourself in the future of engineering design.