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Augmented and Virtual Reality Demo Day

Not-to-Miss Event: Your Chance to See the New Era of Augmented and Virtual Reality

No-Cost Attendance: Demo Day – AR/VR Heartland Developer Challenge: Feb. 3rd

Nearly one year ago, 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, introduced us to the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Developer Challenge

Accomplished in conjunction with UNMC – iEXCEL, University of Nebraska, Greater Omaha Chamber, Omaha Metropolitan Community College, AIM Institute, KC Digital Drive, T-Mobile and US Ignite, this year-long event has become a catalyst for crucial technological innovation in Omaha, Nebraska and across the heartland. As a sponsor of this event, 1623 Farnam is supporting the collaborative advancement of augmented and virtual reality opportunities for all. 

Since its launch last March, this event has gathered entrepreneurs, hackers, developers and other creative leaders, all working in pursuit of AR and VR applications that are capable of solving local problems. 

Tomorrow, February 3rd, 2022, this project culminates with Demo Day. On this day, the three top teams, which have been ranked by judges as a result of a Hackathon last June, will present their projects for consideration. This event will also feature demonstrations and networking opportunities with Kansas City companies that employ augmented and virtual reality job roles.

Demo Day will be held on the T-Mobile Campus at 6360 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, at 4:00-7:00 pm local time (CST).

Attendance is free, and those interested in participating can register here. Those who cannot join in person are encouraged to catch the program virtually through WebEx

The three teams presenting are:

  • XR Medical Procedure: University of Nebraska Medical Center and XReps
  • Animating Mannikins: University of Kansas School of Nursing
  • Virtual Museum: American Jazz Museum

The schedule is as follows: 

4:00 – 5:00 Networking, hands-on presentations with Challenge Teams, AR/VR Kansas City Companies

5:00 – 5:10 Welcome, introductions, Future of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

5:10 – 6:00 Presentations by teams

5:10 XR Medical Procedure:  XReps, UNMC.  Building virtual surgical procedure training modules using actual medical equipment, sensors and a virtual surgical room.

5:20 Animating Mannikins: Doug Hohulin, KU School of Nursing, Bundle of Rays

5:30 Virtual Museum:  Jeff Wheeldon

5:40 Team Jupiter:  UCM student team.  AR application related to Stages of Pressure Injuries and also a Hololens application presenting the Human Anatomy

5:50 Holographic Surgical Navigation:  MediView

6:00 – 7:00 Networking with companies, individual Q&A with teams

To learn more about augmented and virtual reality, check out 1623 Farnam’s FAQ here

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