Technological innovation has been a hot topic for years, and it will remain to be so. In addition to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, Virtual Reality (VR) and its dear cousin Augmented Reality (AR) is being adopted in various industries right from entertainment to health care.
With that being said, the applications and use cases for VR will become more and more sophisticated with high quality visual, provided the device gets equally powerful. Apart from quality, it is expected to become increasingly intelligent over the next few years as well.
On the same context, the Netherlands has been known as the innovation hub for quite some time now. It is one of the few countries, which established some much-needed infrastructure for facilitating innovation. Since the Netherlands is one of the emerging hubs for Virtual Reality industry, we have listed out some of the significant startups below. Do swirl through.
Based out of Alkmaar, Beyond Sports transforms real match data into a Virtual Reality simulation which helps pro-teams improve tactical insights, deliver a viewing experience for fans they have never encountered before and training methods.
Founded by Nicolaas Westerhof and Sander J Schouten, Beyond Sports has raised a total of €2.2 million in funding over 1 round. This was a seed round raised on Jun 6, 2018.
Force Field VR
Force Field is one of the world’s largest development studios dedicated to developing state of the art Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), through high-end games, innovative TV & video content, unique interactive experiences and much more.
Founded by Maarten Elshove and Martin de Ronde, ForceField VR has raised a total of €1M in funding over 1 round. This was a Series A round raised on Jul 14, 2017.
Psylaris offers Innovative VR solutions (VR app) to boost mental well-being. Within the app through meditation and psychotherapy methods, the company aims to reduce the impact of stress, negative memories and increase self-esteem.
Thereby decreasing the anxiety levels and increasing your happiness. Based out of Maastricht, Netherlands, the company has raised total funding around €110 k in a seed round.
Scopic is the first Virtual Reality Studio based in Amsterdam, specialising in productions of the highest end 360° video and CGI for online, smartphone/tablet, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, google Daydream, Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
The company has developed a full-stack Virtual Reality technology platform using the latest VR tools like 360° camera techniques, CGI and coding.
Founded in 2015 by Nitzan Merguei and Piotr Podziemski, VR Peekaboo is all about establishing a bond between mother and baby, especially during pregnancy. According to the company, this goes beyond 3D ultrasound letting parents use their hands to interact with their baby with the help of Virtual Reality.
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