VR Meetings that Improve on the Real Thing

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Tired of awkward interactions with your co-workers on Google hangouts? Good news: Mimesys has just released their Connect solution, which they call the “first holographic meeting platform.” To use it, both users simply hook up a Kinect 3D sensor to their computers, and put on a virtual or augmented reality headset. Connect puts both users in the same virtual space.

Mimesys says Connect is their way of re-creating the atmosphere of collaboration we get with in-person meetings, but for employees who are separated by distance. It also offers tools for co-working and collaboration.

“Did I mention that the meetings are really fun?” says CEO Rémi Rousseau. “Because they are. They are engaging in a new way that is much more playful and human.” He continues, “With Mimesys Connect we want to increase the capability of a team of people to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension of this situation, and to find solutions quickly, wherever they are in the world.”

The platform is compatible with all major 3D-capture sensors and AR/VR hardware.

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SPAR 3D Editor Sean Higgins produces SPAR 3D's weekly newsletters for 3D-scanning professionals, and spar3d.com. Sean has previously worked as a technical writer, a researcher, a freelance technology writer, and an editor for various arts publications. He has degrees from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied the history of sound-recording technologies. Sean is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.

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