GITEX sets record in VR

GITEX Technology Week is setting new records, with the achievement of a Guinness World Record for VR.

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GITEX sets record in VR DWTC staff and record-breaking show attendees ready to ride the virtual reality rollercoaster from Samsung.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2016

GITEX Technology Week is setting new records, with the achievement of a Guinness World Record for VR.

Not content with being the largest ever GITEX, and hosting the most Global Startup Movement, Dubai World Trade Centre successfully set a Guinness World Record for most participants riding a virtual reality roller coaster in one hour.

With VR systems provided by Samsung, 461 GITEX participants strapped on Samsung Gear virtual reality headsets, powered by Oculus, to ride the virtual roller coaster presented in a 4DX theatre, and to put Dubai on the map as a global hub for VR innovation.

Organisers had expected 250 people, and smashed through the record overwhelmingly with nearly double the number.

“At GITEX Technology Week, showcasing the latest virtual reality innovations and breaking world records shows how the show is a platform for serious business, and serious fun,” says Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice-President for Exhibitions and Events Management at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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