On the evening of 22nd November 2017 the technical director of Close Air Solutions Thomas Ball and Professor John Curry Senior Lecturer in Creative Computing at Bath University presented to the British Computer Society:
VR & The Evolution of Military Gaming
John Curry provided a history of military simulation, an introduction to games based technology. Tom Ball discussed the merits of games and simulation in military training context especially concerning analysis of what methods and media are suitable for delivery of training in what context. Tom discussed emerging technologies that could have immediate impact; one of which was mixed reality technology in the live environment, including the Close Air Solutions Hyper Real Immersion Project. The evening included a demonstration of some aspects of the technology in a VR Videosphere to try and give participants a feel for what the mixed reality experience is like.