Showcase of immersive tech at parliamentary exhibit

Imagine looking at your soon-to-be-ready apartment through a virtual reality (VR) headset. That may be a reality sooner than you think. As part of the Committee of Supply 2018 debate, the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Infocomm Me
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Imagine looking at your soon-to-be-ready apartment through a virtual reality (VR) headset.

That may be a reality sooner than you think.

As part of the Committee of Supply 2018 debate, the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Infocomm Media Development Authority held a two-day immersive media exhibition at the Parliament House for members.

On display was a gamut of possible uses of VR, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Applications spanned both work and play, from using Virtual Response Trainers to train situational awareness in front-line officers (above), to home-grown producers premiering VR films on the Discovery Network's VR app.

An even wider range of technologies will be on display for the public in the Tech Saturday two-day exhibition to be held from June 2.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Showcase of immersive tech at parliamentary exhibit'. Print Edition | Subscribe