Discover the Latest from XR4Human

Take a look at the XR4Human poster by clicking here: XR4Human Poster and learn everything you need to know about our ongoing work in just a few minutes. Additionally, discover the two interactive platforms, we’ve created to keep the discussion around ethical issues of XR technologies vibrant and to exchange best practices.

Dive into the XR4Human Forum: https://community.xr4europe.eu/c/xr4human/9 and the XR4Human Experience Library: https://xr4human.eu/experience/

Highlights from Our Preconference Workshop and Poster Walk in WCRI 2024

We recently held a dynamic three-hour preconference workshop in Athens where we delved into crucial issues surrounding XR technologies. The discussions covered a range of important topics, including privacy, security, interoperability, and ethical concerns. The participants’ involvement was incredibly vibrant, contributing to a rich exchange of ideas and thoughtful reflections.

Beyond the workshop, we also made our presence felt during the poster walk. The XR4Human coordinator delivered a concise three-minute presentation, outlining our current efforts and future plans to promote the responsible development and use of XR technologies.

Our time in Athens left us enriched with new ideas and important considerations, driving us further in our mission to advance XR technologies responsibly.

The XR4Human at Deep Dive Discussion: Presenting the XR4Human Experience Library

To mark the launch of the XR4Human Experience, Dr. Oliver Schreer and Dr. Faisal Mushtaq participated in the Deep Dive Discussion on LinkedIn, moderated by Michael Barngrover, to introduce the XR4Human Experience Library. During the discussion, the two speakers provided an in-depth look into the Library, explaining its fundamental functions and objectives. They also provided details for the upcoming enhancements aimed at transforming the Library into a dynamic hub for the exchange of knowledge and experience within the European XR ecosystem.

Throughout the session, the speakers engaged with the audience, addressing their questions and encouraging active participation. They emphasized the importance of community contribution
to ensure that the Library effectively serves the diverse needs of the European XR community.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzeNmfLlm00

Press release

Launch of the XR4Human Experience Library!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the XR4Human Experience Library!  

At XR4Human, we’ve created an interactive curated library that will showcase eXtended Reality experiences.

The XR4Human Experience Library aims to empower the community by highlighting its commitment to best ethical practices. Within the XR4Human Experience Library, you can explore a variety of XR experiences and draw inspiration from the community. In addition, we invite you to join us in contributing your own XR experiences, fostering a collaborative environment dedicated to pushing the boundaries of immersive technology.

Please click here to read the press release.

Join us at VisPEP 2024

The Project co-coordinator, Prof. Rigmor Baraas will be delivering a keynote speech at the 4th International VisPEP Symposium in Warsaw, Poland, on March 16!

🗓️ Save the Date: March 15–17, 2024

📍 Location: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Rigmor Baraas’ keynote will focus on the crucial topic of “Ethical and Inclusive Utilization of XR Technologies.” As we navigate the dynamic landscape of Extended Reality (XR), it’s essential to prioritize ethical considerations and ensure inclusivity in its applications.

Join us for an enlightening discussion on the responsible use of XR technologies! 🌐

For registration click here: https://vispep2024.mk-events.pl/registration

XR4Human Forum is here!

Join the conversation on XR4HUMAN and be part of shaping a future where technology serves humanity’s best interests.

The XR4HUMAN Forum is a place for community discussions about the personal and societal risks and opportunities presented by virtual worlds and XR technologies. We invite stakeholders from across Europe and across sectors to join the conversation and share their knowledge and insights. 

XR4HUMAN aims to create a European Code of Conduct for responsible virtual world development and application, guidance for interoperability, a rating system for experiences, and an educational toolbox.

https://community.xr4europe.eu/c/xr4human/9

XR4Human project General Assembly

We’re thrilled to announce the completion of the General Assembly of the XR4Human Project.

Successful General Assembly: The General Assembly of the XR4Human Project was a resounding success, held on October 30-31 at the prestigious Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI in Berlin.

💡 Unlocking XR Potential: The XR4Human Project has brought together a multinational and transdisciplinary consortium with a common goal – exploring the limitless possibilities of Extended Reality (XR) technologies and providing essential guidance and tools to ensure their equitable, inclusive, and human-centered development.

🔍 Progress and Insights: Over two productive days, we engaged in discussions about our project’s progress, shared groundbreaking insights, and collectively set the stage for our next steps.

🌍 A Commitment to Inclusivity: As we move forward, our unwavering commitment is to continue paving the way for equity and inclusivity in the ever-evolving field of XR technology.

Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on the progress we’re making in the XR4Human Project. The future of XR is bright, and we’re excited to share it with you!

Exciting Update from XR4Human Project!

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone achieved during our recent public event, signaling the continuous progress of the XR4Human Project.

The XR4Human Project Public Event, which took place on October 31st, was hosted at the impressive facilities of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. This gathering united a diverse range of stakeholders, fostering thought-provoking discussions centered on the ethical use and development of Extended Reality (XR) technologies.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the attendees and esteemed speakers, including Thomas De Bruyne, Muki Kulhan, Theo Karapiperis, Etienne Aucouturier and Lucas Stephane. Their energetic and expert contributions greatly enriched our conversations, expanding our collective understanding of XR’s potential.

We would also like to thank the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and our partner, Oliver Schreer from the institute, for graciously hosting this event. Attendees had the privilege of exploring a fascinating exhibition, visiting the Volumetric Capture Studio, and immersing themselves in an extraordinary XR experience.

To gain a deeper insight into the XR4Human Project and its mission, we invite you to explore our website. Keep up to date with our project by following our dedicated page for more opportunities to actively engage in the ongoing dialogues shaping the future of XR.

The XR4Human public event is coming…

🗓 Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

🕒 Time: 14:00 – 21:00 CET

📍 Venue: Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications/Showroom Science Tech Space @ HHI, Salzufer 15-16 10587 Berlin, 10587 Berlin, Germany

XR4Human invites you to a transformative event that delves into the profound impacts of Extended Reality (XR) technology while emphasizing ethics, legality, and inclusivity. We believe in XR’s potential to revolutionize industries and lives, but we also recognize the responsibility it carries.

Join us as we explore three critical dimensions:

1️⃣ Ethical Considerations: Discover how XR technology shapes our society and individual rights.

2️⃣ Legal Frameworks: Navigate the intricate legal landscape surrounding XR, ensuring compliance and ethical practice.

3️⃣ Inclusivity in XR: Learn about initiatives to ensure XR benefits all communities, fostering diversity and accessibility.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the XR4Human Project Public Event!

🎟 Register for On-Site Participation by October 25, 2023: https://www.eventbrite.be/e/xr4human-public-event-tickets-710192403597?aff=ebdsoporgprofile&keep_tld=1

📲 Register for Online Participation by October 30, 2023: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/xr4human-public-event-online-tickets-731755369007?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us in shaping the future of XR technology, where innovation meets responsibility!

The XR4Human project at Stereopsia Europe event!

Stereopsia is an international forum dedicated to immersive technologies and content. It is the ultimate gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, content creators, academics, and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives since 2009 https://stereopsia.com/

XR4Human project will participate at the 15th Edition of Stereopsia Europe event which will take place on 18-19-10 October 2023.
The XR4Human project mission is to shape the future of XR technologies in Europe by co-creating living guidance documents on ethical and related policy, regulatory, governance, and interoperability issues of XR technologies.Our project is all about building public trust, fostering acceptance, a strong and competitive European XR ecosystem. By collaborating with experts and stakeholders, we’re shaping the ethical framework for XR.

In addition, an online repository of test cases and an XR rating system will also empower the XR community to make informed decisions about XR technology.
Join us at Stereopsia Europe event, meet our coordinators, prof. Rigmor Baraas and Prof. Rosemarie de la Cruz Bernabe and discover how we’re paving the way for a responsible, innovative, and trusted XR future.
Save the date, and stay tuned for more updates!

Together, let’s shape the future of XR.
Learn more about the Stereopsia EUROPE event which will take place on 18-19-20 October 2023 by clicking here: https://stereopsia.com/event-program/

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