Highlights of the Largest VR Expo of the Year – VRLA 2018
VRLA 2018, the largest & original virtual and augmented reality expo, returned to the LA Convention Center on May 4 & 5, featuring the latest innovations in virtual, augmented and mixed reality across tech, film, gaming, education, architecture, and etc. During the two-day convention, visitors had the chance to see hundreds of immersive tech demos, groundbreaking products, educational sessions, presentations and groundbreaking product launches. Today we will walk you through some of the highlights of this exciting event.
Keynotes was presented in the Dell Theater by The Void, Walt Disney Imagineering, VIVEPORT, Skydance, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Dell, and a stunning neon dance by Light Balance.
At the center of the show floor was an eye-catching installation called Mezo, a 20-foot futuristic temple will tower, fully equipped with LED panels, lasers, spatial music and an AR experience that transports all the viewers to the Amazon forest. Dancers performed Mesoamerican-styled dance around the temple to unfold a mysterious story. With the AR glasses, the audience was able to experience a magical visual journey through destruction, creation and rebirth.
Intel showcased a real-time demonstration of future classroom at its booth, where participants put on VR headsets to join the class and interact with the instructor in the VR space. Another application in education is the VR training workshop, where the trainees are taught industrial tasks with VR headsets and motion-tracking system.
Neurogaming showcased a-networked multiplayer first-person VR shooter with full body tracking game. Players at VRLA simultaneously battled with players from other parts of the world through its platform. Exit Reality also partnered with Neurogaming to exhibit the immersive “World of Tanks VR.”
With the hit of Ready Player One, Galaxy Gala was also a popular booth at the expo. Visitors are invited to this special virtual Gala by putting on a VR headset.
The 360 Dome provided the visitors an opportunity to experience immersive viewing without the necessity of putting on a VR headset.
Besides the ones featured above, attendees also had the chance to check out a wide variety of VR-related technology including next-generation haptics, VR arcades, motion simulators, 3D scanners, and the latest in capturing and CG technology.