Created a POC (proof of concept) of a VR CAVE using UNICave, Unity, a collection of projectors and PCs. The CAVE consisted of 3 walls and a ceiling using a VIVE controller to allow interaction with the VR environment. POC was successful. A dedicated set of projectors an PCs is now on order. Will be continued in 2021 as there’s also some construction work that will need to be done in order to give the CAVE a permanent place in the building.

XR experience at Arab Health 2020

For the Arab Health 2020 conference in Dubai Philips created a Mixed Reality presentation as an attention grabber to pull in the crowds onto the exhibition stand. It consisted of a large interactive TV monitor mounted horizontally. A 3D printed model of an optimized cardiology department and 4 iPads.

A horizontally mounted interactive TV screen with a 3D printed model on top

The TV monitor showed a presentation demonstrating the optimized workflow path for patient and staff as they go about their business in the department as well as other statistics relevant to improved efficiency and patient throughput.

Visitor using iPad to view augmented patient journey on top of scale model

On the iPad visitors could select either one of the virtual patients or staff members. They could then follow the little 3D characters as they made their way around the model on top of the monitor and follow their visit or daily routine in the cardiology department.

Exhibition visitor holding an iPad and looking at a patient storyline