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On May 11 - 14, the World Virtual Reality Forum gather VR scientists and enthusiasts in Crans-Montana for its Annual Summit. Talks, workshops, exhibitions and masterclasses address the major breakthroughs and challenges of this ever-evolving medium that radically changes the perception of the world.

For its first participation, the EPFL+ECAL Lab hits hard and unveils a world premiere! Questioning VR potential to highlight existing content, the team presents the Chronogram installation where 2D- and 3D-users interact with each other, creating thus new possibilities. VR isn’t only a medium to escape from the real world anymore, it becomes a tool to enhance physical content and induce new social schemes.

During the EPFL+ECAL Lab talk, Nicolas Henchoz, Director of EPFL+ECAL, Marius Aeberli, Senior Interaction Designer, and Yuki Machida, Innovation Designer, approach the different aspects of this captivating project that enables an unprecedented journey through the watchmaking history. Now accessible with digital tablets and VR masks, the impressive heritage of Vacheron Constantin Manufacture has found a second life.

Presenting the technological, engineering and design insights of the project as well as the vision and key consideration for the future, the EPFL+ECAL Lab talk takes place on Saturday May 13, at 11.05AM.

The Chronogram project is exhibited during the World VR Forum in Crans-Montana on May 11 - 14, 2017. Discover more about it here

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