Two graduates from Cardiff University who launched a VR firm for the property, retail, and education segment are using their expertise to help stop some of the difficulties faced by businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robin David and George Bellwood founded Virtus Tech, which is a B2B company. Virtus Tech uses VR and AR to tour retailers, universities, and view homes on the market, combining real and digital experiences for homebuyers and clients.
Since it was founded in 2018, Virtus Tech has expanded into new markets and has included clients in its collections, like Tramshed Tech, Cardiff University, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David approached Virtus Tech to create a comprehensive digital tour of all the main campuses in Lampeter, Carmarthen, and Swansea.
“Since open days were cancelled, a virtual tour was the most effective way to not only show the campuses and facilities that the University offers but also to demonstrate to current and prospective students what the University is doing to ensure a safe environment and follow government guidelines. Working closely with the University’s project managers, it took over a week to film the entire University, but now we can say that, to date, the UK’s largest bespoke virtual tour for an education institution was built by Virtus Tech”. – George Bellwood.
The firm has already created a new platform, which uses image recognition and ML (machine learning), enabling clients to get better insights with their tours. The new service proved to be an important addition to their list of services, as it monitors the effectiveness of their tours.
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