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AVID GOLFER: Max Buerman is the owner of Newport Indoor Golf, a golfing facility in Portsmouth that features four virtual-reality bays with high-definition projection screens allowing golfers to play courses from around the world.
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Staying in the swing all winter

Max Buerman and his ­customers will be golfing all winter long – playing many of the best courses, from the United States to Scotland....

Five Questions With: David Randle

David Randle has more than 12 years of experience helping to strategize, design, build and execute businesses, products and experiences in the design-software industry....

URI to host VR-AR application design Immerse-a-Thon March 2

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host an Immerse-a-Thon on virtual-reality and augmented-reality applications on Saturday, March 2, at the Robert...
SPEECH PREP: Sree Dasari, a student at La Salle Academy in Providence, has started her own business. She is designing an app that uses virtual reality scenarios to help people work on their public-speaking skills.
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Easing the anxiety of public speaking

For Sree Dasari, 17 isn’t too young to be an entrepreneur.The La Salle Academy student last year founded Vadati VR to eventually produce an...

Five Questions With: Sree Dasari

Entrepreneur Sree Dasari found a need in the marketplace: a way to practice public speaking, a common source of discomfort for many. Dasari, who...

Southcoast Health patients get VR help to cope with pain, anxiety

NEW BEDFORD – The Thomas H. and Catherine D. O’Neil Charitable Foundation Inc. is providing virtual reality technology to SouthCoast Health, to help its...

Five Questions With: Siu-Li Khoe

Siu-Li Khoe is executive director of Rhode Island Virtual Reality, a group working to spread the word about virtual reality, connect resources and serve...
Brian Boyle has been in training design and development for nearly two decades, but a recent experience in a small-business growth program kicked his project into another gear, with the expectation that it will grow its client base 40 percent in the last quarter of 2018. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Move beyond the day to day and capitalize on the extraordinary

Brian Boyle | CrossTrainer founderMy growth plan began with an ordinary conversation at a wedding in 2016. I mentioned to a guy that I...
TECH TAUGHT: CrossTrainer Creative Services Manager Tiffany Yee demonstrates an augmented-reality training session, showing a life-sized skeleton alongside company founder Brian Boyle in an augmented-reality environment. 
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Virtual, augmented reality training demand growing

Innovative Companies | Professional ServicesBrian Boyle’s company, CrossTrainer, earned a 2018 PBN Innovative Companies Award by branching out from the graphic-design agency he started...
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