The Students Association of Technical Information (HMTI) Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) successfully held the Technical Information National Seminar (Semnasti) on Saturday, February 18th 2017 in the Auditorium Building E 3rd floor Udinus. 312 participants attended the seminar. The theme was “Rise Your Imagination With Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Technology”. "The theme has adopted after we were observing current technology," said Dwi Indrawati as one Semnasti committee.
Senja Lazuardy, the Head of IT at AR & Co., reviewed the basic knowledge of Augmented Reality (AR). Meanwhile, Ahmad Reza Rizki Yuda, the Public Relations Octagon Studio, presented about the Virtual Reality or better known as VR. AR is a technology that combines virtual object that has two or three dimensional into three-dimensional real environment and then projecting the virtual objects in real time. While, VR is a technology that allows the users to interact with the environment simulated by computer. AR and VR have been utilized in various fields such as manufacture, entertainment, health and education. In the health sector AR technology is used for a CT scan or MRI, in the education sector VR can be used as a simulator of doctor's surgery practice or as a simulator to operate the aircraft engine.
Reza said that in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook’s founder, predicted the year is year of VR. “The technology has been growing and we can gain the benefits from the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality," he said. (* PR)