COFES Institute Announces Keynote on Virtual Immersive Realities for 2019 Congress
Elizabeth Baron to share experiences from Ford Motor and other companies on using immersive technologies during product development.
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March 23, 2019
The COFES Institute announces that Elizabeth Baron, founder of Immersionary Enterprises, will deliver a keynote titled “Immersive Product Verification: Storytelling for collaborative design and engineering” at COFES 2019 to be held in Silicon Valley (Menlo Park, CA), April 7-10, 2019.
“When applied to product development this technology is a game-changer,” says Baron. “We are on the edge of a whole new way to invent products, which allows people to experience their ideas virtually. These virtual environments go well beyond interactive scenes to include real science and engineering data.”
“Design is a team endeavor. Immersive collaborations allow teams (large or small) to actively participate and contribute. With the immersive approach, it is much easier to engage people with different technology experience, which aligns perfectly with the COFES 2019 theme of convergence,” said Baron. “I will review how the immersive realities use digital data created from various sources to understand the multiple functions of a product simultaneously.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s COFES theme is the convergence of technologies and the software implications for design and engineering. Such converging technologies include additive manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, generative design, IoT, machine learning and cloud computing.
The need to effectively design in this new reality will become increasingly more important, according to COFES Institute. The software tools to manage the expanded design process do not exist yet. It is the mission of COFES to examine this need from a software perspective and to serve constituents (eg, end-users, independent software vendors, investors and industry analysts).
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