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Agilibility helped the University of Tennessee setup a Virtual Reality Training Program for its Football Team! Go Vols!

Virtual Reality is such a new technology, one can never tell which way it will take you. In my pursuit of Virtual Reality clients, I’ve reached out to many local businesses to see if there is an interest. One of the clients I reached out to was the University of Tennessee. Virtual Reality is a great medium for sharing experiences and I can’t think of a more thrilling local experience than Saturday at the University of Tennessee’s home football games! As a UTK alumni, I was in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band for two years from 1999 to 2001, so I got to be on the field when we opened up The Power T and the UT Football team ran through! I wanted to help share that experience with the fans and players at UT.

So I reached out to the University.

We met in my Fountain City office in North Knoxville and I showed them the future. I showed them some video footage we had helped capture. I also showed them Pocket Graveyard, my application I had helped develop in January of 2015. They were blown away and showed a very strong interest in working with us on a project!

Soon enough, two weeks later I got a call from one of the guys in the meeting, Joe Harrington at the University of Tennessee. He had just had a meeting with a California-based startup selling VR Quarterback training for football teams.

They wanted $250,000 to work with UT for a year, but Joe thought they could do it themselves.

UT VR

He reached out to me to help them setup their system. We set up a camera rig, a laptop, a software solution, and helped create a workflow that produces watchable, enjoyable content. Now the University of Tennessee is using their system to help train quarterbacks in house and saving money annually. Here are the links to the new media that covered it:

Knoxville News Sentinel coverage on our VR work

Chattanooga Free Times coverage on Joe Harrington’s Work

Can we help your school set up its own Virtual Reality training program?