vGolf Receives Patent for Its Mixed Reality Golf Simulation and Training System
vGolf is pleased to announce that it has received patent approval for its mixed reality golf simulation and training systems. This revolutionary technology blends the real world with a virtual overlay both on and off the course.
Mixed reality glasses allow the display of ball tracking data over the real world view and/or an immersive display of a simulated world view, depending on the user’s head or view position. Golf simulation graphical views can include various options, including simulated or panoramic photographic views of a golf course, simulated graphics and data superimposed over a real-world driving range view, or simple ball tracking data superimposed over a real-world view at any location. Golf ball data that is tracked includes but is not limited to initial ball positional data, spin, and acceleration. The AR glasses simulate the complete ball path and location or use ball tracking data to display the actual ball path and destination.
“vGolf is an exciting new solution that revolutionizes how golfers will play and train by bringing mixed reality to the game of golf,” said Tom Kudirka, vGolf Founder and CEO. “vGolf combines augmented reality glasses with its proprietary software to blend the real world with a virtual reality overlay creating a thrilling mixed reality product for the consumer.”
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This mixed reality golf simulation and training system can be used with a user’s existing standard golf equipment. Just simply put on the glasses and begin tracking your shots through the four product modes; Virtual Ranges, play thrilling mixed reality point-scoring golf games by trying to hit holographic images floating above a driving range. Virtual Caddy, play on any golf course and view real-time statistics of your golf game on the HUD of the AR Glasses. Virtual Instructor, view a 3D holographic avatar of your actual golf swing and receive instructions from a professional golf instructor on how to improve your game. Virtual Courses, surround yourself in a 360° panoramic of actual golf courses. Play them like you’re actually there. The vGolf video can be viewed here.
vGolf will debut their patented technology to the golf industry as part of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show on Jan. 23 – 25 in booth No.1201.