Introduction to AR VR

Date: 28th September 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Learn the basics of virtual and augmented reality technologies and how they can be practically applied to your organisation.

About this event
Walton Institute will host an informative and interactive introduction to mixed reality technologies in the form of a 1 day workshop in our Mixed Reality Lab. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the lab boasts state-of-the-art mixed and interactive technologies allowing practical demonstrations to companies interested in applying these practices to their own products and services.

On the day, participants will receive an overview of the Metaverse, an introduction to VR hardware, learn more about the use of object photogrammetry in digital twin and industry 4.0 practices all with a focus on use cases and gaining hands on experience.

The Workshop

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and Orientation.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to AR/VR
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Break*
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Introduction to Mobile AR and MR technology
  • 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch*
  • 13:15 – 14:00 Object Photogrammetry and VR focus
  • 14:00 – 14:10 Tour of Digital Photogrammetry Lab
  • 14:10 – 15:10 Introduction to VR
  • 15:10 – 15:20 Break*
  • 15:20 – 15:50 Discussion of attendee identified business cases & Plenary
  • *Refreshments included

The Trainer

Stephen Barnes is an experienced software researcher at Walton Institute. Since joining Walton in 2016, Stephen has specialized in Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. He has completed projects for a variety of industry verticals including: AEC, virtual heritage, retail logistics, sports rehabilitation as well as education and training.

His background includes degrees in Electronic Engineering as well as Applied Social Studies, a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and a postgraduate certificate in Education. Stephen was an ICT and Media Studies Teacher at Tendring Technology College in the UK as well as a registered tutor with DCU and YWCA in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to his teaching experience, Stephen has also created training materials for Social Care practitioners.

For more information on this workshop, and other tailored training courses in mixed reality, contact

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Tickets: €375+VAT

Date: 28th September 2022

Time: 09:30-16:30pm

Location: Walton Institute for Information and Communication Systems Science, SETU West Campus, Carriganore, X91 WR86, Co. Waterford