Noitom Launching Hi5 VR Glove During 2017 Japan XR Hackathon Dedicated to the Development of VR and AR Content to Aid Humanitarian Action

Noitom’s Hi5 VR Glove will launch during 2017 the Japan XR Hackathon.

Noitom, the company dedicated to making innovative and affordable motion capture solutions accessible to everyone, is on the heels of launching their latest product, Hi5 VR Glove. The launch is taking place during the Japan XR Hackathon, the second annual event of its kind, this year hosted by Noitom and its community partners to promote the development of original XR content and applications that facilitate the work of humanitarian agencies.

The 30-hour Japan XR Hackathon will take place from June 24-25 and its headquarters will be in Tokyo’s Odaiba district with six satellite locations spread throughout the country that include: Ishikawa, Okayama, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Osaka and Hiroshima. Prior to the actual hackathon event, participants will have access to training sessions through scheduled seminars.

The Japan XR Hackathon welcomes any participants interested in working with VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality), together referred to as XR. Entry into the hackathon is free and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Equipment will be provided by the hackathon as well as refreshments and internet access. The ultimate goal of the Japan XR Hackathon is to create a complete XR experience that can be showcased to the public and used in real-life emergency scenarios that require humanitarian aid.

Registration information for Japan XR Hackathon can be found at https://vrhackathon.jp.

Among the many highlights of this year’s hackathon, will be the official launch of the Noitom Hi5 VR Glove. The gloves made their initial appearance earlier this year during CES in las Vegas where it was announced that they will soon be available as the company’s first consumer…

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