May 26, 2022

Los Angeles-Based BadVR Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Apply Virtual Reality Technology to Visualizing/Analyzing Large Geospatial Datasets

From BadVR:

BadVR [has] announced that they have received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to apply virtual reality technology towards the challenge of visualizing and analyzing large geospatial datasets.

This goal has broad commercial impact, including the acceleration of 5G network planning and the ability to perform real-time monitoring of large infrastructures like utility grids; all with minimal additional cost.

“As a society, we have become aware of the power of data and the impact it has on our lives. It’s important that we create tools that make it easy to work with this data,” said Suzanne Borders, CEO & Founder of BadVR. “We are honored to receive this grant and are excited to craft the future of data together with the National Science Foundation.”

Fusing VR technology with advanced visualization techniques, BadVR will develop a new method of analysis, shaping the way future generations will analyze their data.

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