DIRTT Launches the ICE Virtual Reality Experience Using Oculus Rift

CALGARY, AB and CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- Dec 17, 2014 -- Today, DIRTT brings virtual reality (VR) to a new level for the construction industry, with the ICE® VR Experience, which combines DIRTT's interior 3D design and specification software with Oculus Rift gaming goggles and Polhemus motion tracking sensors.

Together, the technologies convince the users' mind into believing they're actually inside the virtual environment. Users can physically walk around inside a virtual world, exploring and examining as if it were real. With skillfully placed physical props, the line between true life and virtual reality is further blurred: users can walk into a hospital patient room, for example, and physically sit on a bed -- though all they see is the virtual version.

For construction, this means decision-makers can physically walk through and explore their space during the design and planning process. Users can fully experience the feel for their space, especially in terms of say the difference between a 10' or 15' office space.

"ICE VR demonstrates how we're always working to achieve the next level of what's possible," says Barrie Loberg, chief technology officer and co-founder of DIRTT and ICE software. "With our game-inspired 3D world of ICE, linking to Oculus Rift and Polhemus was a natural next step for us."

The ICE VR Experience is currently available at DIRTT's global headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the team is actively working toward making it available in its US locations once Oculus is released to the public.

About DIRTT
DIRTT Environmental Solutions is a manufactured construction company that uses its proprietary 3D software, ICE®, to design, manufacture and install fully customized prefab interiors. Customers exist in the corporate, government, education and healthcare sectors, and benefit from DIRTT's precise design and costing, rapid lead times with the highest levels of customization and flexibility, and faster, cleaner construction.

DIRTT has offices, manufacturing facilities and Green Learning Centers across North America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, in addition to a network of more than 100 sales distribution partners globally. For more information please visit dirtt.net.

Press Contact
Stephanie Waxman
Vantage PR for DIRTT
O 415-984-1970 ext. 0117
M 805-452-8352

Email Contact 





Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

Autodesk - DelCAM

Featured Video
Jobs
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Upcoming Events
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event – Walsall at Village Hotel Club, Walsall, WS2 8TJ Walsall United Kingdom - Mar 30, 2017
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017
MasterCAM



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise