The U Of OIT Has A Lot Of Cool Immersive Technology Resources
We had a great time checking out the facilities, playing with the hardware, and meeting some of the students and staff at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. It was a pleasure to experience the innovative ideas created by young minds at the school.
We'd like to thank Neil Schneider for inviting us to visit the university, and Dr. Andrew Hogue for donating his time and making some of his students available to show us the fantastic projects they're working on. Thanks also to those students in the lab for sharing their work with us.
One lesson to be learned here is that big ambition and progressive learning aren't exclusive to larger, more established institutions. The U of OIT is a relatively new, small university, yet I think it has a lot of potential for the right student. As immersive technology progresses into the mainstream, it's comforting to know that some educators take change seriously and strive to deliver a meaningful dose of forward-looking hardware and software experience to their pupils.
I know I'm looking forward to what the next generation of software and hardware developers will deliver when products like the Oculus Rift are more mature and in the hands of gamers everywhere. The best news of all is that the wait probably won't be very long. And that's a more optimistic outlook than we had only two years ago.