Recap of our Aerospace Committee meeting with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, US Air Force, among many others

Come meet us at the VR/AR Global Summit Nov 1-2

The VR/AR Association Aerospace Committee continues to grow and evolve.  Co-Chaired by Samuel Trevino, Insitu (a Boeing company) and Dr. Alethea Duhon, Air Force Agency of Modeling and Simulation. The Committee is comprised of industry players including DiSTI Corporation, Enduvo, FS Studio, Future Visual, Insitu (a Boeing company), J&F Alliance Group Inc, MAF, among others.  You can participate here

Below is a recap of what the Committee participants are working on:

J&F Alliance Group Inc is an award winning AR/VR company and we were highlighted in the NASA Spinoff Magazine this year. We are part of the NASA Tech Transfer program and are actively working with the Space Commerce out of DC.

Future Visual, a UK based VR/AR company, specialises in using VR for training, collaboration and behaviour change. It has developed a platform VISIONxR which enables multi user, multi location, multi device (VR, AR, desktop and mobile) collaboration in the same immersive space. Its key clients include IATA (International Air Transport Association) rLoop and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory".  It has identified aerospace as a key sector due to the nature of high risk, high value training required and the need for collaboration and visualization involving complex models.

FS Studio is an emerging technologies and experience design agency with specialties in embedded/IoT development, computer vision, AR/VR and robotics simulations.  We’re an award-winning developer based in the San Francisco bay area that excels at bringing high quality experiences to life on complex, novel and proprietary hardware and software platforms for education, entertainment and enterprise usage. We solve complex problems in elegant ways, always with an eye toward the end to end experience. We keep great company having worked with some of the leading brands including: Virgin Orbits, Google Labs,  John Deere, Ford, Samsung, Unity, Hasbro, Spin Master, PBS kids and others.

Bending Time Technologies is a startup located in Vancouver, Canada developing the next generation 3D Earth application.  It provides real-time simulations from space down to the surface at true-scale with 1 cm or better precision in 3D and VR.  Founded by Sean Treleaven who has over 17 years of experience in the military and aerospace industries, Bending Time aims to bring high-quality military simulation and visualization capabilities for the cost of an app.

Enduvo is a powerfully simple, no code, way to create augmented and virtual reality content. It’s the only AR/VR content authoring tool that allows anyone, with just a few clicks, to create and quickly share visually stunning, interactive, and immersive experiences. Aerospace organizations use Enduvo to lower costs, speed content delivery, and improve the effectiveness of their training and collaboration. Enduvo is a recent winner of several US Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. The Air Force will use Enduvo to bolster mission readiness by creating and delivering consistent and cost-effective immersive training across many different skill levels, job classifications, and geographies. With Enduvo, people decrease content development costs up to 60%, reduce content delivery time up to 70%, and increase competency up to 80%.  

MAF International Mission Aviation Fellowship is an international Christian organisation whose mission is to fly light aircraft, and to use other technologies to bring help and hope to people in some of the world’s poorest communities. Every four minutes a MAF plane is taking off or landing somewhere in the world to assist over 1,000 other organisations. We have about 130 airplanes that fly in remote locations around the world. We are looking at training young people with engineering apprenticeships and growing our ability to train these local people who don’t have opportunities in poor countries. I would love to look at the internet of things to work on solutions with training. 

Boeing/Insitu designs commercial and military aircraft to be used around the world and in space. We seek to modernize a turn-key distributed training solution capable of maintaining compliance with various governing agencies around the world, while not sacrificing standards and quality of training. Over the past 2 years, Insitu has graduated more than 3,000 pilots and technicians to work on UAS deployed around the world. Our goal is to provide a seamless solution with critical contributors to continue our global training scaling initiative. 

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Future Visual joins VR/AR Association! Clients include International Air Transport Association, and rLoop

Come meet Future Visual at the VR/AR Global Summit Nov 1-2

We are delighted to announce Future Visual has become the newest member of the global VR/AR Association. The team is really excited to participate and interact with all the other distinguished worldwide members, including the Aerospace Committee.

From its studio in Brighton, UK, Future Visual focuses on delivering a return on investment in the areas of collaboration, training and behaviour change using spatial computing. Their work in multi-user has led them to develop their collaboration platform VISIONxR which enables multi-user, multi-location, multi-device (VR, AR, desktop and mobile) teams to work together in the same immersive space.

Key sectors for Future Visual are aviation, manufacturing and engineering, - all sectors that require high risk, high-value training and/ or collaboration and visualisation involving complex models.

Current key clients include IATA (International Air Transport Association) and rLoop.

Have a look here to learn more about VISIONxR.

Future Visual will be attending the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver in November. Drop them a line if you would like to catch up over coffee: tim@futurevisual.com

The VR/AR Association appoints Samuel Trevino of Insitu (a Boeing company) as Chair of the Aerospace Committee

Attend the VR/AR Global Summit Nov 1-2 in Vancouver to learn more about VR/AR in Aerospace!

To participate in the Aerospace Committee, email info@thevrara.com

The Aerospace Committee of the VR/AR Association serves as a resource to promote the application of VR/AR technology as a solution to a number of traditional problems in aerospace. The committee will enable the sharing of best practices and information on VR/AR related applications in the aerospace industry as well as curate industry relevant case studies. Furthermore, the committee will, as necessary, shape and recommend best practices for the scaling of VR/AR applications across aerospace.

Areas of focus for the Committee include:

  • Data visualization

  • Learning & Training an aging workforce;

  • Learning and training a new work force; 

  • Troubleshooting and live support;

  • Safety & EHS as pertains to the aerospace industry

  • Guided assistance of factory workers & field technicians in aerospace.

 

Samuel Trevino is a Global Product Training Manager at Insitu (a Boeing company). In his current role, Sam manages products and services for 30+ training courses on 5 Unmanned Aerial Systems in 6 schoolhouses, globally. Insitu has trained and certified more than 3,500 students in the past 2 years. Sam’s teams are spearheading efforts in implementing new instructional technologies that assist their SMEs in surging flow of training and product content leveraging Insitu’s 1.25 million operational flight hours worth of data. Sam’s efforts include implementing a flipped-classroom variant, growing the use and implementation of AR/VR, agile end-to-end product development, providing custom curriculum options, and supporting two programs of record while maintaining compliance with various industry standards. Sam has also served as an Infantryman and Sniper during OIF1 and OIF2.

Join other thought-leaders committed to the application of VR/AR technology in solving the problems associated with the aerospace industry by emailing info@thevrara.com

The Committee meets once a month online, and has a regular quarterly gathering via webinars or hosted events.

Attend the VR/AR Global Summit Nov 1-2 in Vancouver to learn more about VR/AR in Aerospace!

To participate in the Aerospace Committee, email info@thevrara.com