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AVESS Project Covered by American Forces Press

Remedy's AVESS simulation likened to Avatar, helps disabled Veterans

The United States Defense Department's official press service 'American Forces Press Service' wrote a great article about the new Remedy Communications project, AVESS (Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space) and how it will be used to help disabled and wounded American Forces veterans. The article describes the strong parallels between Jack Sully's disabled character in the epic Avatar movie and the depth of the AVESS project in allowing disabled soldiers to control a virtual character unhindered by disabilities. The first phase of the project was a working mockup of an environment for soldiers, support personnel such as counsellors, family members and… Read full post »

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 »

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 »