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Learn the basics of virtual & augmented reality technologies at ‘Introduction to AR/VR’ workshop

Learn the basics of virtual & augmented reality technologies at ‘Introduction to AR/VR’ workshop

Irish companies can now learn the basics of virtual and augmented reality technologies and how they can be practically applied to their organisation. On Wednesday 28th September, the TSSG Technology Gateway at Walton Institute will host an informative and interactive introduction to mixed reality technologies at their 1-day workshop in their Mixed Reality Lab based in the SETU Waterford West Campus. 

Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the lab boasts state-of-the-art mixed and interactive technologies allowing practical demonstrations to companies interested in applying these practices to their own products and services. 

On the day, participants will receive an overview of the Metaverse, an introduction to VR hardware, learn more about the use of object photogrammetry in digital twin and industry 4.0 practices all with a focus on use cases and gaining hands on experience.

The Workshop

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival and Orientation.

10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to AR/VR

11:00 – 11:15 Break*

11:15 – 12:15 Introduction to Mobile AR and MR technology

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch*

13:15 – 14:00 Object Photogrammetry and VR focus

14:00 – 14:10 Tour of Digital Photogrammetry Lab

14:10 – 15:10 Introduction to VR

15:10 – 15:20 Break*

15:20 – 15:50 Discussion of attendee identified business cases & Plenary

*Refreshments included

Mixed Reality Lab

Companies and individuals who need to run simulations or test prototypes now have access to a state-of-the-art, mixed reality testbed lab and research team at SETU Waterford West Campus.

The new facility allows clients see how mixed reality can transform education, training and awareness and monitor movement, immersion and interaction through a variety of technologies, including wireless headsets, a VR treadmill, 360-degree video capture, live performance and acoustic capture, physiological sensing and eye tracking equipment and so much more.

The Trainer

Stephen Barnes is an experienced software researcher at Walton Institute. Since joining Walton in 2016, Stephen has specialized in Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. He has completed projects for a variety of industry verticals including: AEC, virtual heritage, retail logistics, sports rehabilitation as well as education and training.

His background includes degrees in Electronic Engineering as well as Applied Social Studies, a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and a postgraduate certificate in Education. Stephen was an ICT and Media Studies Teacher at Tendring Technology College in the UK as well as a registered tutor with DCU and YWCA in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to his teaching experience, Stephen has also created training materials for Social Care practitioners.

TSSG Technology Gateway

The TSSG (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group) Technology Gateway, based in the Walton Institute at SETU Waterford, is a research and innovation centre for industry to access cutting-edge knowledge and solutions in advanced mobiles services and software service enablers. 

TSSG Gateway develops technology to bring a business idea to reality. As part of the Technology Gateway Network funded by Enterprise Ireland, it is the commercial interface of Walton Institute. As an advanced software R&D Centre with particular expertise in all aspects of mobile networks and communications platforms and services, their role is to deliver software technology solutions through collaboration on projects which are close to the market needs of the Irish industry.

For more information on this workshop, and other tailored training courses in mixed reality, contact

To avail of a group discount email

Date: th September

Time: 9.30am – 16.30pm


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