DURHAM – The RTP Virtual Reality Meetup is ending the year with a bang by featuring Booz Allen Hamilton for their last meetup in December.

On Dec. 17 at the American Underground @Main at 201 W Main Street in Durham, Booz Allen Hamilton will be discussing their different virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) projects they’re currently working on.

Booz Allen integrates data science and artificial intelligence to improve human-centered experiences. They have innovation studios across the U.S., comprised of talented thinkers, game developers, designers, architects, and data scientists, churning out the latest and greatest in immersive technology. Booz Allen’s Immersive team builds simulated environments by leveraging immersive computing capabilities. They integrate data science and artificial intelligence to improve human-centered experiences.

The Immersive teams works on the presentation of artificial environments that replicate the real world through VR, AR, MR and enhanced input devices. They design and compose content for simulations and simulators, training systems, and intelligent dashboards. The flight simulators, medical simulations, and battle scenarios blend art, game elements, and academic theory to immerse the learner into a virtual experience that mimics reality.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of a community like this and to bring together our talents for the greater good. At Booz Allen, we believe innovation is driven by people, passion and a sense of purpose – and this event exemplifies just that,” said Derald Wise, lead associate on Booz Allen’s Immersive Experience team. “Being surrounded by brilliant minds in government, academia and commercial enterprise only inspires us on our mission to help warfighters train better and faster, supporting those brave men and women who protect our country.”

They’re also testing the validity of brain-computer interfaces, light field displays, sensory extensions, and many more systems to see how these technologies can change the way we interact with our world in the future.

Attendance is free, just RSVP on Meetup: www.meetup.com/RTP-Virtual-Reality/events/255637239/

Learn more about RTPVR, an organization for local VR professionals and enthusiasts, at www.rtpvr.com