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Local Startup Develops Virtual Inspection System for Ships and Offshore Structures

Local Startup Develops Virtual Inspection System for Ships and Offshore Structures

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — TOADS, a local tech startup that participated in the region’s software service commercialization support project, received a Ministerial Award in the competition hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency said Wednesday. The company has developed and is preparing to commercialize a virtual [...]

KAIST Holds S. Korea’s First VR-based Orientation Session

KAIST Holds S. Korea’s First VR-based Orientation Session

DAEJEON, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electrical Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) held the nation’s first virtual reality (VR)-based orientation session on Monday. The department introduced KAIST’s educational and research environment through a virtual studio using the program ‘Discord’ and the 3D VR platform ‘Mozilla Hub.’ In [...]

New Technology Helps Reduce Nausea That Can Occur During VR Gameplay

New Technology Helps Reduce Nausea That Can Occur During VR Gameplay

DAEJEON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that helps people enjoy virtual reality (VR) content without feeling nausea and dizziness. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Thursday that it succeeded in developing a new software technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the [...]

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a virtual reality (VR) fire extinguishing training simulator that allows firefighters to be trained in real-like fire environments. The VR training simulator was developed to enable fire extinguishing training using real fire extinguishing equipment. [...]

Virtual Reality Tour Announced by Cutting Edge Canadian Energy Tech Company

Virtual Reality Tour Announced by Cutting Edge Canadian Energy Tech Company

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Due to the travel restrictions of the current global pandemic, Eavor Technologies addresses increasing client demand for tours of its facilities through a scalable, innovative, technologically clever solution. Utilizing virtual reality, Eavor can now showcase their demonstration project (Eavor-Lite™) located near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to any potential [...]

LG Uplus Forms AR, VR Alliance with Global Telcos and Qualcomm

LG Uplus Forms AR, VR Alliance with Global Telcos and Qualcomm

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has formed an alliance with global telecom operators, content developers and U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies Inc. to develop 5G-based augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content to boost the budding industry. The Global XR Content Telco [...]

Telcos Expand VR Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Expand VR Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Local mobile carriers are expanding virtual reality (VR) services to cope with increased demand for online content amid the COVID-19 pandemic, industry sources said Saturday. Leading mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. has started offering recorded VR sessions of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on its Jump VR application [...]

Medical Community Adopts VR Technology for Education of Medical Specialists

Medical Community Adopts VR Technology for Education of Medical Specialists

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean medical community has adopted virtual reality (VR) technology for the education of medical specialists with expertise on thoracic surgery. This move is line with the ever-growing ‘untact’ trend that has taken hold in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. The newly-coined term ‘untact’ refers to non-face-to-face [...]