You can download a PDF version of the Press Kit from here: http://www.immotionar.com/presskit/presskit_immotionar_en.pdf
Immotionar is a division of Beps Engineering focused on emerging technologies, particularly on Virtual Reality.
It was born in 2014, when Beps Engineering employee Gianni Rosa Gallina proposed to explore the new technology advancements in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, by opening a new division focused on these new technological horizons. He immediately called his friend and former classmate Antony Vitillo to join him in this new adventure.
It was the beginning of 2014, the year of the hype for Google Glass and other Augmented Reality glasses, so the two engineers started working on a number of Augmented Reality projects: but that technology was too rough to produce something usable. Thus, they switched soon to Virtual Reality, where they began prototyping a number of solutions in different sectors: interior design, video-surveillance and security, automotive designer, museum exploration, exhibitions, games and fitness.
In all the prototypes it was mandatory to push the technology to the furthest possible limits, mixing VR headsets with all kinds of innovative tracking sensors (like Microsoft Kinect, Leap Motion, Intel RealSense).
The dream of the division founders is to make virtual experience the most immersive and the closest to real world interactions for everybody.
The key product of this dream is ImmotionRoom: a complete cross-platform framework for Virtual Reality User Immersion, compatible with the latest Virtual Reality headsets and body tracking sensors/wearables.
Currently he is the head of Immotionar division and he is Software Architect/Developer in BEPS Engineering since 2007. He graduated MSc Information Technology Engineer at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2009. Since 2011, he has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Windows Development (former Embedded/IoT MVP).
He owns a high number of Microsoft certifications; he is a Pluralsight author and an active blogger and member of local communities, like the TTG – Torino Technologies Group.
Since 2014, he's focused on Virtual Reality (Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive, OSVR, Unity 3D), Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, wearable technologies (Android Wear and Microsoft Band) and NUI (Natural User Interfaces), in the specific using Microsoft Kinect, Intel RealSense and Leap Motion sensors. He also develops Windows/Windows Phone/Android apps and cloud solutions, using ASP.NET MVC, Umbraco CMS and Microsoft Azure.
In 2007, he graduated BSc Information Technology Engineer at the Polytechnic of Turin, where he met Gianni, with whom started a great friendship and a professional collaboration.
His passion for computers made him starting programming since when he was a child. In the last years he developed a true passion for Computer Vision: his portfolio contains one of the first EAN13 barcode scanners for Windows Phone 7, a bi-manual hand tracking system from stereo video streams, an Augmented Reality 3D engine prototype (never released) and many other things (like a little project to cheat on three-in-a-row PC games).
In the last years, he started working in Immotionar on all the latest technology gadgets for Virtual Reality and innovative tracking sensors: he loves in particular the Oculus Rift and Microsoft Kinect. He’s also a blogger, as well as the PR and media manager of the team and in these years he has learned how to properly use the social media.
You can find additional details about the team at this page: http://www.immotionar.com/en/about/
For more information about Beps Engineering, refer to this link: http://www.bepseng.it/en/
Immotionar has created ImmotionRoom, a complete cross-platform solution for full user immersion into a Virtual World, with natural interactions.
ImmotionRoom is a solution that works as follows:
The product is made of:
The system has been positively reviewed by many users (more than 200) that tried it at the WTT exhibition in Turin, Italy, in November 2015. Natural form of interaction proved to be a key factor for user satisfaction. Other 50 users tried it in another public event (Wonder Light Night) in Bardonecchia (Turin, Italy) at the beginning of January 2016, where we introduced some interactivity with hands and feet. Other 100 users tried it at EIA 2016 or in private tests in our laboratories.
It is a very ambitious project, which is currently in its fourth prototype stage.
For more info about this system, refer to this link: http://www.immotionar.com/en/services/immotionroom-your-full-body-in-virtual-reality/
Immotionar also produced prototypes in the following fields:
No, currently we are a division of Beps Engineering. We are planning to become a separate startup, though. At present time we are supported by Treatabit, the ICT branch of the Incubator of Polytechnic of Turin (I3P), to help us in reaching this goal.
At present time, Virtual Reality. However, we are still monitoring and experimenting with Augmented Reality devices and side-projects, waiting for the hardware to be good enough for practical applications.
HTC Vive and Oculus are marvelous, have super-accurate room-scale tracking, but:
ImmotionRoom solves all of these problems, integrating with these devices.
Virtuix Omni & Co. are surely excellent products, but we think they have the following limitations:
ImmotionRoom solves all of these problems.
Their systems are really impressive, but they cost $100,000+, while a full setup of ImmotionRoom costs less than $5,000.
Yes, we've tested them and we're waiting for their availability in Italy, to evaluate projects for interested customers.
We are improving ImmotionRoom each day and, in the meanwhile, we’re working hard to distribute its SDK to developers worldwide. In the near future, we want to build a virtual reality community around our SDK and let Turin become an important virtual reality pole for Italy. In the distant future, we’re evaluating to produce a proprietary tracking hardware.
You can download them from here: http://www.immotionar.com/presskit/photos_immotionar.zip
You can download our logo files from here: http://www.immotionar.com/presskit/logo_immotionar.zip
This is our YouTube official channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkru5DOoPoOPqrEINBERQA
Immotionar has taken part to the following events:
Classified between first 35 projects at StartCup 2016, a local startup competition
Winners of EIA 2016 Technical Innovation Award, with ImmotionRoom project
Winners of a grant for the European Innovation Academy 2016, with Immotionar startup project.
Winners of the Faber 2015 contest in “Gaming, VR, AR” category with ImmotionRoom.
Early demo submission award for the Interior project designer SixVip at the Intel RealSense App Challenge 2015.
Gianni Rosa Gallina was the first one to publish two courses about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on the online training platform Pluralsight.
and interviewed for a local television (interview in Italian):
For more complete contact information: http://www.immotionar.com/en/contact/