IrisVR has announced their desktop software, Prospect, will support multi-user VR experiences for the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
Prospect users will be able to collaborate on projects using their HTC Vive or Occulus Rift. Users can invite others to an ‘immersive virtual group session.’
The multi-user technology allows people in the building industry a real-time VR environment, complete with voice audio and motion feedback.
Architects and designers can now invite others to guided walkthroughs of pre-construction projects. The technology will also allow for virtual meetings which reduce travel and in-person.
“Multi-user will change not only the logistics of in-person meetings but it will help facilitate larger conversations and decisions,” IrisVR CEO Shane Scranton said.
“If you are a healthcare architect you can now invite the physician or nurse into a collaborative and intuitive environment of the proposed design. Then you can engage in a dialogue about space to evaluate the impact of decisions prior to construction, regardless of their physical location.”
Nate Beatty, CTO of IrisVR said “job site is a huge concern for everyone in the building industry. Having a multi-user experience creates an avenue for training and orientation to occur before setting foot on-site.
“Imagine the benefits of being able to guide a new oil rig worker through the complex spaces of a rig in a risk-free environment, prior to them traveling to a distant location.”
IrisVR will unveil the multi-user experience at the AIA Conference on Architecture from April 27-29. The company’s multi-user technology will be available to the public later this year.