Orlando, Fla. — Serious Simulations, LLC, the Orlando-based innovative provider of virtual reality (VR) training systems was recently featured in a segment aired on WUCF TV – the local PBS affiliate – weekly program SciTech Central . The story garnered so much attention that it has been selected to be distributed nationwide to the many other PBS network channels.
Christopher Chambers, chief executive officer of Serious Simulations, LLC, said the SciTech Central segment about his company highlights its groundbreaking technologies that are centered around human motion based, wireless, and realistic experiences for training or entertainment.
The segment that aired and will continue to be aired on PBS SciTech Central channels across the country, features Chambers and key members of his team demonstrating how they’ve taken virtual reality (VR) training to the next level by making simulators totally wireless and as realistic as possible, bringing in real weapons and devices, finely tracking human body movements, and processing data in near-real time to display as an avatar in a virtual world scenario.
The SciTech Central program highlighted how some of the company’s five patented systems enable a person’s participation as an avatar in a virtual environment, and to fully interact with real equipment and avatars of other people. The goal is full immersion and belief that the individual is actually in the virtual experience. “In VR training situations, this immersion can generate positive stress and obtain higher levels of concentration and better training outcomes,” Chambers explained.
As a rising company in the global simulation business, Serious Simulations is pioneering technology in the emerging area of individual and small group VR based simulation. The company has developed simulators for people doing dangerous jobs including soldiers, law enforcement officers and first responders, and extends similar technology to entertainment and professional sports training.
The program was a result of research by the producer of PBS’s SciTech Central show, who was searching for companies with high tech offerings in the Florida area as features on the program. The weekly show explores the frontiers of science and reports on cutting edge technologies. When Serious Simulations came up during the search and revealed what they had accomplished in wireless VR, Chambers, the founder and a former Army officer, was contacted to arrange the taping. In the program, PBS also highlighted the role of Veteran Owned Small Businesses in the Orlando area.
Serious Simulations is a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program in the Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.
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About Serious Simulations, LLC
Serious Simulations, LLC provides professional trainers and location based entertainment firms with human motion based, mixed and virtual reality systems that enable the highest quality experiences for entertainment or the training of complex or dangerous military, law enforcement, emergency response, and commercial/industrial tasks. The company designs and manufactures simulator systems using custom made hardware and software components, combined with motion tracking systems, wireless communications devices, display technologies and commercial game engines. The company is a partner in the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) network. For more information, visit our web site at www.serioussimulations.com
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.