The world seems to be on fire with the COVID-19 threatening a worldwide pandemic. Companies are already withdrawing from conventions and global meeting events due to the concern for the health of their employees. Along comes a start-up that maybe has some precognitive abilities. The people at Imeve, a team with deep experience and a track record of innovation in live and real-time virtual reality, have created AVATOUR. Co-founders Devon Copley and Prasad Balasubramanian helped lead the Nokia OZO program, where the integrated 360° camera was invented. This isn’t a Johnie come lately creation, AVATOUR has been in development for quite some time.
As stated on their website, “The AVATOUR platform allows remote participants to experience a real place, and to interact in real-time with the people there. The required hardware is inexpensive and entirely portable, opening up a wide variety of use cases across many industries.”
Avatour is the world’s first multi-party immersive remote presence service, launched by the Imeve team in September 2019. Avatour allows remote participants to join in a real place, in real time, using inexpensive mobile 360° capture technology. To better understand how Avatour works we’ll discuss the uses cases, the two types of experiences on the platform and then dive into the gear behind Avatour.
AVATOUR is immediately useful for anyone in a role that buys, sells, leases, builds, renovates, insures, or otherwise manages properties. As VR and AR headsets become more common, we anticipate broader use cases as well.
The Imeve team have filed over a dozen related patent applications, and have enabled some of the highest-profile live VR events in history, including the Coachella music festival and the UEFA Champions League playoffs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company is a distributed team of 10, with team members in New York, New Zealand, and Ukraine.
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