ImmotionRoom at the MVP Open Day 2016 in Rome (Italy)

by Gianni Rosa Gallina, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM

The Microsoft MVP Open Day is an event where MVPs can meet peers coming from Western Europe countries and networking and sharing is what it is all about! The MVP Open Day is also well-known among Corp (people from Redmond) and DX/Evangelist people. The Open Day event has a long and proud tradition in the worldwide Microsoft MVP community and, this year, Microsoft tried something different by having a Western Europe MVP Open Day event (Italy, Portugal, Spain) + Benelux and Scandinavian countries, organized in Rome (Italy) on April 29th.


Every year, some of us MVPs, present sessions to the others and, this year, together with Beppe Platania, I had the opportunity to present ImmotionRoom and our works with Virtual Reality.

In the session we presented a short introduction to Virtual Reality and related technologies (Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Razer OSVR, etc.). We also presented which are the most important problems and challenges inside the VR world, natural interactions and locomotion above all. At the end of the session we have given to other MVPs the opportunity to test the solution using the Samsung Gear VR and live the emotion to move inside a Virtual world without any wired connection and without dressing or handling any kind of sensor or controller. All the feedbacks have been positive.

A special thank you to Cristina Gonzales Herrero (our MVP Community Leader) and to all the other MVPs that voted for our session, and for giving us very useful and interesting feedbacks on our work.

We will present a similar seminar next week at the Microsoft Embedded Conference 2016 in Naples (Italy), stay tuned to know more.