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World Expo 2010 - Shanghai, China

Doug Thompson, Remedy’s CEO was featured in an article discussing the upcoming World Expo 2010 Shanghai China, and their online edition, Expo Shanghai Online. ESO will allow user to create avatars, take a virtual tour of the Shanghai Expo site, and interact in various 3D activities. In addition to summarizing the virtual expo, Doug highlighted the increased use of immersive media for the enterprise: “In business and professional spheres, though, Remedy's Thompson said virtual worlds are used in more practical ways - from creating a shared 3D virtual training session for US Navy submarine teams to a virtual world learning… Read full post »

Remedy in the News

AVESS (Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space)

Remedy recently announced its work on the Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space which provides a virtual environment for military amputees and their families. The project has generated significant coverage as a leading example of how immersive and virtual technologies can have health and other benefits. Betterverse gave high praise to the project: http://www.betterverse.org/2009/11/supporting-military-amputees-through-virtual-worlds.html "I'm incredibly excited to see the fruits of this innovative use of virtual worlds.  Returning veterans with amputated limbs are a population that can make a very strong case for the public good possibilities of these digital tools." Virtual Musings also commented on the appropriate use of… Read full post »

Success in Social Media: Lessons from Enterprise 2.0

Connecting People to People Not to Technology

It's all about people - or that was the message from the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference held in San Francisco. Remedy had a strong presence at the conference, supporting a significant technology launch by Linden Lab. The experience of hosting a 'mixed reality event' is probably the subject of a future post - but we managed to extend the reach from a few hundred people on-site (and lined up in the hallways!) to several thousand on-line. While the conference was focused on how to bring social media tools inside the enterprise, there were broader lessons that could apply to stakeholder… Read full post »

Can Virtual Worlds Provide Support to Military Amputees?

Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space to Research and Establish Best Practices

November 2, 2009 – Virtual worlds can provide military amputees with an opportunity to enhance their overall quality of life, expedite their reintegration into society, and improve their physical and mental wellness. ADL Company Inc. (ADL) and Virtual Ability, Inc. (VAI) announced today the start of a project to establish best practices and protocols for the provision of on-line peer-to-peer support services to this community, with funding from the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).  “For individuals with disabilities, virtual worlds are a powerful way to connect with others,… Read full post »

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