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LiveTour5D

Experience history, real and intriguing

LiveTour5D offers visitors of historical locations and archaeological sites an unforgettable experience by bringing parts of history back to life. For just a few minutes, Virtual Reality headsets take you back in time. LiveTour5D adds a strong sense of involvement to the story that's being told and provides a more profound understanding. As Confucius said: "Involve me and I will understand."

Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I may remember
Involve me and I will understand

Confucius, 551-479 BC

Historical locations and archaeological sites

Our clients are European museums, historical locations and archaeological sites. We work on projects and tasks that capture the imagination. During this phase we cannot publicize all our news yet, but the Battle of Waterloo is one of the projects that went live in June 2016. Contact us and we will be able to tell you more.

Experience-T

Your museum or historical location forms the basis for the experience offered by LiveTour5D. We work with our proprietary “Experience-T” principle. Interaction between the already available information and an entirely new experience, ensures a wonderful intensification of the visitor experience. People leave feeling like they truly experienced the time period or event in question. All of a sudden your story will have multiple dimensions. We would like to tell you more about Experience-T.

News

The 1815 Experience - Waterloo


At the request of the Museum and visit centre Memorial 1815 in Waterloo, LiveTour5D created the impressive battle in Virtual Reality. In a 6 square kilometre area, 180.000 soldiers aided by 40.000 horses and 1.500 canons fought an intense battle. The British-German coalition led by the Duke of Wellington managed to beat Napoleon de Bonaparte.

Since the launch on 17th June 2016 thousands of visitors have already enjoyed the 3-minute view using specially adapted headsets like virtual binoculars. The “1815 Experience” has drawn widespread interest from the press and the vast majority of users have rated the service as “very good” to “excellent”. Have a look at the Waterloo 1815 website.

Colosseum Rome

We gave visitors to the Colosseum in Rome a taster of the power of VR by LiveTour5D. Check out the reactions here:


For more information, please contact us.

Virtual Reality News

3D Virtual Reality is developing at lightning speed. New headsets, new content and surprising applications fill the news. The way we interact with content is changing dramatically. We will now be fully immersed in interactive story-telling delivering a whole new level of experiences.

This selection of news gives an overview of what's coming.

No. 1: VR allows people to visit North Korea (2m21s) - 28-05-2017

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42 Hours in ‘Skyrim VR’ – The Latest World Record Attempt for Longest VR Marathon

Andreas Hauber, a German VR enthusiast, claims to have just beat the Guinness World Record for long...
21 April 2018

‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechni...
21 April 2018

Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has sh...
20 April 2018

‘Ready Player One’ Behind-the-scenes Shows How Spielberg Used VR in Production

As an official partner of Ready Player One, HTC has been using the film to highlight its VR wa...
20 April 2018

Steam & Viveport Spring Sales Feature Big Savings on Top VR Titles

If you’re still rebounding from Steam’s Winter sale a few months ago, well, your wallet...
20 April 2018

9 PSVR Titles Just Got Permanent Price Drops, Between 25-50% Off

It looks like PSVR owners have a few more games to browse through on their next digital shopping sp...
20 April 2018

Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported

Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbekno...
20 April 2018

Vive Focus Hits the FCC, Suggesting Dev Kit Soon to Launch in US

After launching the Vive Focus standalone headset in China in late January, the company announced i...
20 April 2018

AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at h...
20 April 2018

‘Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin’ for PC Review – a Veritable Saturday-morning Cartoon in VR

Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin takes place between the events of Psychonauts (2005) and th...
19 April 2018

Play MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ for Free on Rift This Weekend for a Chance to Win Prizes

OrbusVR, an MMORPG created from the ground-up for VR headsets, is getting a free weekend on Ri...
19 April 2018

Oculus’ Privacy Architects Discuss Their Open-ended Privacy Policy & Biometric Data

Oculus will be releasing a new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service tomorrow that will go into effec...
19 April 2018

TheWaveVR Closes $6M Series A Investment, Opens L.A. Office for Artist Collabs

TheWaveVR, the studio behind the eponymous music-centric social VR platform, today announced the cl...
19 April 2018

Playful Corp to Offer “all new look” at Cinematic Platformer ‘Star Child’ at Tribeca 2018

Playful Corp, the studio behind the Rift launch title Lucky’s Tale (2016), teased r...
19 April 2018

The Best VR Sports Games for the Oculus Rift

After digging into nearly 20 titles, we’ve pulled together the top five VR sports games for t...
19 April 2018

No. 2: Paintings by Salvador Dalí in VR (1m16s) 20-01-2016

No. 3: Use your hands in Virtual Reality (3m29s) 28-10-2014

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Revolutionizing Heart Surgery with Virtual Reality (5m27s) - 15-06-2017

Virtual Reality and PTSD (4m45s) - 02-05-2017

Overcoming your fears with Virtual Reality (2m25s) - 17-03-2017

Creating Ballet in Virtual Reality (1m39s) 25-08-2016

Kids Experience Their Dream Home in Virtual Reality (2m13s) 18-08-2016

Elders Reacting to the HTC Vive (7m55s) 28-07-2016

Google Tilt Brush: 3D Painting (0m55s) 08-07-2016

Treating Mental Health Problems (6m05s) 04-07-2016

Virtual reality comes to theme parks (4m37s) 01-07-2016

Firefighting trainer demonstration (1m04) 27-06-2016

Google gets serious about VR (1m24s) 14-01-2016

Holiday previews in VR (1m20s) 06-01-2016

Overview of VR opportunities in 2016 (2m21s) 04-01-2016

Virtual Reality will take off in 2016 (2m27s) 18-12-2015

Flying like a bird in the Birdly Virtual Reality Simulator (5m30s) 17-12-2015

VR Exercise bike: VirZoom plays virtual reality games while you exercise (2m40s) 16-12-2015

Nokia VR camera OZO: Why should we get excited about Virtual Reality? (1m45s) 03-12-2015

The Future of Virtual Reality: Non-Gaming Apps (5m54s) 27-10-2015

Selling Real Estate with Virtual Reality (3m41s) 24-09-2015

Sir Ridley Scott: What Virtual Reality will mean for Hollywood (1m08s) 24-09-2015

Virtual Reality Cycling (2m17s) 22-09-2015

Experiencing a New York taxi ride in London (0m45s) 22-09-2015

BBC News: What does virtual reality need to survive? (1m21s) 14-09-2015

Face off against Maria Sharapova at U.S. Open (1m15s) 01-09-2015

PETA lets you see the world through eyes of an Orca (2m45s) 01-07-2015

Medical application: VR for Pain Management (1m54s) 30-06-2015

NASA's Virtual Reality Laboratory (3m11s) 16-06-2015

Racing a real car on a virtual track: Castrol ad (2m12s) 26-05-2015

Medical application: Treating post-war stress (5m48s) 25-05-2015

Virtual Reality honors WWII war Veterans (2m01s) 22-05-2015

Virtual Reality in Architecture Design & Review (5m31s) 20-05-2015

Eye-tracking headset – FOVE crowdfunding call (4m22s) 19-05-2015

American Football Players train with Virtual Reality (6m14s) 17-05-2015

Kids' toy: the old View-Master now in VR (1m02s) 02-04-2015

BBC news: big companies launch VR headsets (2m15s) 02-03-2015

About Us

Experiencing gives depth to history

Jean-Pierre van Lin is the director and initiator of LiveTour5D. "The virtual experience that we offer, gives real depth to historical facts. Everything falls into place."

Customer experience is the central theme

The career of Jean-Pierre van Lin is all about creating an experience. He was responsible for the marketing of Guinness beer for a long time and proceeded to do the same for the SABMiller brewery. In both functions he dealt with the 'customer experience' on a daily basis. "Drinking a glass of beer becomes an experience the moment you can add more depth, by providing a perfectly styled bar and the right atmosphere, just as we did at Guinness." After his work in the brewing world, he developed the customer experience for Circle, a chain of private hospitals in England. "In this case I went for the feeling of comfort and luxury, experienced during a stay in a nice hotel or on a business class plane trip." Jean-Pierre then went on to become responsible for the shopper experience and in-store advertising for the English supermarket chain Tesco.

Battle of Culloden

Seven years ago, more or less by accident, Jean-Pierre visited the location where in 1746 the Battle of Culloden took place. Only a plaque remained to remember people of the Battle. "I closed my eyes and tried to image the chaos, the noise and the image of this Battle." The visit turned out to be a 'defining moment'. "There I decided to study the latest Virtual Reality technologies and as of that moment I started working on a dream that turned into reality. The ultimate customer experience. Time travel."