Using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Sensory Devices in the Courtroom!

Mitch Jackson VR AR in the courtroom

It’s 2020 and the new handheld Techsung Global Device 50 (“TGD50”) battery has a run time of six months between charges. Incredible technology except for one thing. Just like a few years ago, the batteries are catching fire during use.

My clients 50,000 square foot storage warehouse valued at $200 million burned to the ground after a cargo container filled full of TGD50’s caught fire and within an hour, destroyed the building and everything in it. Today, we’re starting a products liability jury trial in Orange County, California, and we’ll be using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and body sensory devices (SD) to win the case for our clients.

The tech and legal issues are unbelievably complicated. The parties to this case are concerned that the average Orange County juror just isn’t going to be able to get a good grasp on the issues and damages. The anticipated expense of bringing in witnesses and experts from around the world is daunting. Our judge agrees.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Sensory Devices

tech-crunchRather than a traditional jury trial, we’ll be utilizing the new Virtual and Augmented Reality with Sensory Device (VARS option) now offered by the Orange County Superior Court. This new service is designed to create a virtual courtroom. For those of you not familiar with VR or AR, here’s a glimpse of how this tech works [click to watch].

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