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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”. At this moment the “1815 Experience” is on its winter break and will recommence for the summer season in April 2017.

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. 2016 will mark the start of huge change in the way we interact with content. 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: Virtual Reality will take off in 2016 (2m27s) 18-12-2015

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Bethesda Head Affirms Ongoing Work on ‘Fallout 4 VR’, Calls it “Pretty Incredible”

Bethesda Game Studios made the surprise announcement at E3 last year that the company would be port...
19 February 2017

Watch: ‘LogiX’ is an Impressive Multi-User Visual Programming Interface for VR

Sightline developer Tomáš ‘Frooxius’ Mariančík has ...
19 February 2017

NullSpace VR’s New ‘Hardlight’ Haptic Suit is Heading to Kickstarter

NullSpace VR are poised to launch a new haptic vest focused toward immersive, virtual reality ...
18 February 2017

Training to Craning in 60 Minutes: Putting My VR-learned Skills to the Test with a Real 22 Ton Crane

Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Trai...
18 February 2017

Vive Tracker Dev Kits Are Shipping to Developers, Applications Remain Open

HTC promised to give away 1,000 Vive Tracker dev kits in an effort to kick start an ecosystem of ac...
18 February 2017

Report: 39% of Game Developers Working on AR/VR Headsets

A survey of game developers attending the annual GDC conference suggests major growth in the number...
17 February 2017

Beaming the ‘Matrix’ into Your Eyes: Otoy CEO on the Future of Real-time Lightfield Rendering

At Unity’s Unite keynote in November, Otoy’s Jules Urbach announced that their Octane R...
17 February 2017

Vive Purchase Bundle Includes Two Extra Games Through March 31st

If you’re planning to pick up an HTC Vive any time soon you’ll net two extra titles wit...
17 February 2017

Latest Figures Suggest ‘Resident Evil 7’ Could Have Some 280,000 PSVR Players

Capcom has announced that the recently released Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has shipped 3 million un...
16 February 2017

Watch: Star Wars Battle Brought to Life in VR Via Tilt Brush

Designer and Creative technologist Dong Yoon Park has painstakingly recreated a Star Wars battle sc...
16 February 2017

Sony’s ‘Joshua Bell VR Experience’ on PSVR is Among the Best VR Video You’ll Find on Any Headset

Powered by the PS4, PSVR might not be the most powerful VR platform out there, but the newly releas...
16 February 2017

Oculus Chief Software Architect to Detail ‘React VR’ WebVR Dev Platform at F8 Conference

Michael Antonov, Chief Software Architect at Oculus, is due to speak at Facebook’s F8 Develop...
16 February 2017

‘SYREN’ Review

SYREN (2017) is a single-player, survival-horror game that will have you sneaking around corne...
16 February 2017

Oculus Acknowledges Ongoing Tracking Issues with 3-Sensor Setups, Promises February Update

Oculus’ most recent platform update, 1.11 was designed to improve tracking performance for ex...
15 February 2017

Lytro Gets $60M More for Light Field VR Capture, First Content Coming in Q2

Lytro have announced another hefty wedge of funding, with a $60 million series D round led by Blue ...
15 February 2017

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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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

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 that you already knew about or just learned about. 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."

Experts in their field

We work with experts based on the requirements of a project. Our network of partners consists of PST Business Services for IT hardware and programming (based in the Netherlands), The Bank creative agency for content scripting (United Kingdom) and The Virtual Dutchmen - also based in the Netherlands - for VR content production.

The Bank - creative design
16-18 Berners St, London, United Kingdom

Tristan Connel,
Managing Director: "In three years' time we will look back and hardly recognise the way people discover significant events throughout history, at home or on their travels. We work with LiveTour5D to offer consumers a unique chance to step back in time, or indeed, into the future".

PST Business Services - technology
Kersenboogerd 13, Tiel, The Netherlands

Olaf van Dam,
Managing Director: “Finally the necessary hardware and technology have caught up with the promise and the anticipation that has existed for many years. Now they are affordable and accessible.”

The Virtual Dutchmen - 3D production
Bongerd 4a, Wierden, The Netherlands

Roelof Terpstra,
Managing Director: “After working in the virtual world for more than 20 years – now the time has come to get a peek into the future, to experience the past and feel the present like never before.”