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Starting a Tech Company

Starting a Tech Company You may have heard many people complaining about their jobs. Some people don’t like their bosses, some have problems with their colleagues, office timings, or office environment. The irony is that many people are not even satisfied with whatever roles they are playing in their companies, or with the responsibilities they have. Many such people want… Read more →

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Crowdfunding Platforms Geared Toward Tech Startups

Crowdfunding Platforms Geared Toward Tech Startups If you are looking to get your tech startup off the ground and are in need of financial backing, there are more options than ever for funding. Local and regional business grants, angel investors, and venture capitalists are the traditional ways to raise financial support. However, if these options are not something that are… Read more →

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When Artificial Intelligence meets Animation

For many years people have been talking about artificial intelligence (AI) but only now, it is becoming a part of real-life applications. Lusens creates and develops touch, body motion and gesture interactive games and experiences. Lusens is a multi-disciplinary media and design firm that excels at developing outstanding touch, body & gesture driven games and interactive experiences that while implementing… Read more →

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Donor Recognition Wall at Humber College

Lusens designed and installed a donor recognition wall at Humber College. Interactive donor walls are the perfect way to thank donors and inspire new ones. You can find a Lusens Donor Wall in many hospitals, universities, schools, museums and other non-profit organizations including this at Humber College. Donor recognition walls are unique as they get people’s attention while telling organization’s… Read more →

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Immersive Exhibits

Immersive exhibits can now be found everywhere. Terms such as Virtual reality, Augmented Reality that, until a couple of years ago were not known to most of us, become part of our lives. As our senses sounds, images, can feel movements and acceleration and more, we can create exhibits that stimulate all these senses taking a person to a virtual… Read more →

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Interactive Floors WOW Audiences

Five Ways to Use an Interactive Floor that Will “Wow” Users There’s something about having an interactive floor beneath your feet come to life with sound, movement and vibrant colours that has the ability to take you from your current reality to a completely different world. The concept of interactive floors has been around for quite a number of years, but… Read more →

Raising Money for University Foundations

Raising money for University Foundations, is not an easy task, especially when competing with so many other charitable causes and other types of non profit organizations. One of the major issues with dealing with capital campaigns for university foundations is visibility and the trust factor. People tend to distrust volunteers asking for donations unless they know the person, due to a… Read more →

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4 Ways To Create An Engaging Hospital Donor Wall

4 Ways To Create An Engaging Hospital Donor Wall A traditional hospital donor wall that lists the names of its many significant contributors on engraved plaques serves the very important purpose of recognizing those valuable contributors. To be sure, public recognition is an important and necessary component of any good stewardship strategy. But have you ever wondered how often people… Read more →

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Immersive Technologies at Hospitals

Immersive Technologies for Hospitals A MUST HAVE at Children’s Hospitals and at Pediatric Departments in General Hospitals Most of us have read the faces of children playing computer games, immersed in virtual worlds and enjoying a multi-sensorial digital experience. We see these face every time they play on their computers, video consoles or mobile devices. Nowadays immersive technologies for can let… Read more →

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10 Tips to NonProfits Planning a Donor Wall

10 Tips to NonProfits Planning a Donors Wall What should a donor relations or advancement professional be considering when selecting a vendor for the design and installation of a donor recognition wall. Planning a donor wall is not simple! The Donors Wall is becoming an important tool used by non-profit organizations and specifically their foundations, charities and donor relations staff, to… Read more →

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New Virtual Reality Experiences

Emerging Virtual Reality Experiences Virtual reality which was once considered fantasy and confined only to Hollywood movies has now come of age. Newest  virtual reality experiences are a game changer. Only two years ago, in the year 2014, large enterprises such as Google, Facebook and Samsung to name only a few, showed interest in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and started investing heavily… Read more →

Creating Virtual Reality Mobile Applications

Creating Virtual Reality Mobile Applications The virtual world is fast becoming a reality in today’s world. With mobile phones fast invading our private homes, it is not very difficult to see why virtual reality applications should not get its due. Virtual Reality Mobile Applications replicate the reality in the virtual world. This fact might have astounded many in the earlier… Read more →

Creating Virtual Reality Applications That Uses Your Mobile Phone

Creating Virtual Reality Applications That Uses Your Mobile Phone  The virtual world is fast becoming a reality in today’s world. With mobile phones fast invading our private homes, it is not very difficult to see why virtual reality applications should not get its due. Mobile phone applications replicate the reality in the virtual world. This fact might have astounded many… Read more →

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Virtual Reality Applications in Education, Training, Gaming

Virtual Reality Applications in Education, Training, Gaming Virtual reality involves presenting human senses with a three-dimensional, computer generated effective atmosphere that we can explore and interact in some manner. People become an element of this virtual world, absorb the objects within this atmosphere and able to control bits and pieces to carry out a number of actions. This world of… Read more →

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Good and Effective Donor Displays

Effective Donor Displays Donor Displays deliver an immersive learning experience that visitors find engaging, compelling and informative, connecting them to the non-profit organization at an emotional level, inspiring people to give, support and help. While delivering a memorable user-experience, interactive, multimedia Donor Recognition Displays tells about the organization’s mission, vision and needs, introduces its donors and their generous contribution, present… Read more →

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Interactive Video Wall Introduces Play to Pediatric Patients

Interactive Video Wall introduces Play To Pediatric Patients When children are admitted to a hospital for extended periods of time, they miss out on many of the experiences and pleasures that other kids take for granted. Suddenly, their world becomes much smaller. Their opportunities for play, discovery and social interaction are greatly restricted. While their friends may be visiting the… Read more →

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Immersive Retail Experiences

Immersive Retail Experiences: Merging the Best of Image-Based and Results-Oriented Marketing The art of storytelling requires creating an entire world in the minds of the listeners. Letting the audience visualize images with your words is exactly what you want to do if you want your message to be remembered. As a brand, the story that you tell about your brand will decide… Read more →

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Beyond the Alumni List: Engaging the Community For Your Capital Campaign

Beyond the Alumni List: Engaging the Community For Your Capital Campaign When institutions of higher learning launch capital campaigns, it makes sense for them to target their alumni as their primary source of support. There’s no doubt that individuals who have reaped the greatest benefit from having attended the institution would be most inclined to lend their support to the… Read more →

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Immersive Technology In Physiotherapy

Immersive Technology In Physical Therapy Getting patients to do their physiotherapy exercises, can often be a challenge. It is grueling, often painful and the setbacks can be disheartening. Lack of motivation and other issues causes that most patient’s do not complete the program prescribed by their physiotherapist. There’s no doubt that healing requires a lot of hard work and that… Read more →

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Planning Successful Nonprofit Campaigns

NONPROFIT CAMPAIGNS Planning, developing and launching successful NonProfit Campaigns is in need of all the marketing and communications tools available in your arsenal. Your task is complex and non-trivial. You need to identify potential donors, reach them and convince them to donate to your organization and not to others which may be interested in their participation as well. All this… Read more →

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Planning a Capital Campaign

Raising capital is increasingly becoming a difficult task in today’s world, and especially when it is related to non-profit organizations. Developing and implementing Nonprofit Capital Campaigns is a major undertaking, involving a great deal of planning, marketing and communications skills to make sure you reach qualified prospective donors, and involve stakeholders with a vested interest in your nonprofit organization’s success.… Read more →

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NonProfit Fundraising

What is nonprofit fund raising? Why is fund being raised? How will this fund help and who will it help? These are some important questions that fund raising at non-profit organizations often come across. This article shall answer some such basic questions regarding nonprofit fundraising activities. Fund raising is basically a voluntary contribution, mostly monetary, but also otherwise, for some… Read more →

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Fund Raising Ideas

Fund Raising Ideas -Being a Part of Humanity It is very important to understand firstly what fund raising is and what objective it serves, before we dwell into describing the beneficial and tried fund raising ideas. It refers to collecting money for a specific cause or reason, mostly for some social cause and charity. It can be done both in… Read more →

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Creating Best Donor Walls – Do and Don’ts

Best Donor Walls – Dos and Don’ts Non-profits must always remember that their future is heavily dependent on its donors and in the organization’s ability to launch successful capital campaigns. As well your organization shall consider ways to thank your donors and inspire new potential donors. If your organization is presently planning to install a donor recognition wall to thank… Read more →

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Video Mapping – A Spatial Augmented Reality Technique

Video mapping is a new projection technique that can turn almost any surface into a dynamic and live video display. This technique permits projecting video images on buildings, façades, structures or nearly any kind of complex surface or 3D object to shatter the viewer’s perception of perspective. Video Mapping technology implements advanced mathematical algorithms aimed to warp and distort the… Read more →

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Fundraising Strategies

Fundraising strategies – for successful capital campaigns! Fundraising is not an easy task, especially if it is done for a charitable cause or non profit organization. One of the major issues with this task is the trust factor.  People tend to distrust such volunteers demanding donations due to a lot of fraud business running in the name of charity and the… Read more →

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Best Interactive Retail Experiences

Engage Shoppers with Interactive Retail Experiences   Market studies show that engaging shoppers in interactive retail experiences produces a better results, drives traffic to stores and increase sales. Recent advances in technology allows retailers install systems that reacts to touch, gestures, facial expression and body motion delivering a positive retail experience. Having a large, floor to ceiling, interactive window shopping experiences at store’s front, capture people’s attention from… Read more →

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Approaches To Naming Opportunities For Your Charity

Approaches To Naming Opportunities For Your Charity Naming opportunities have increasingly become an expectation from major donors, so a comprehensive plan and policy surrounding these is critical to any organization offering such recognition. If your charity has been approaching naming opportunities on an ad-hoc basis as large gifts come in, you may be missing other possibilities, not maximizing their revenue… Read more →

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HoloLens – Unveil a Completely Different World 

HoloLens – Unveil a Completely Different World HoloLens is an innovative holographic computer built by Microsoft in a headset that will allow you to hear, see and interact with holograms in your environment. It is a completely wireless device that requires no connection to phone or PC and processes terabytes of data. A HoloLens features high definition lenses, spatial sound, holographic and see-through… Read more →

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Planning a Donor Recognition Event

Planning a Donor Recognition Event The people who contribute to a noble cause usually desire no acclaim or recognition for their action. Yet, it is your responsibility to thank them on behalf of the people they helped through their generous donations. Setting up a donor recognition event is an effective way to do so. What’s more, you can have a… Read more →

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A Portable Unit that Delivers an Immersive Experience

If you are interested in creating a WOW immersive experience in a floor, wall, window, you should consider Lusens All-in-One Convertible Unit, that is programmable, portable, plug and play, and very easy to customize and operate system. Lusens All-in-One system is a small, compact, portable, light, turnkey unit that can project an interactive and immersive experience larger than 130 inch diagonal, on any flat… Read more →

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Philanthropy-Celebrating Generosity

What is Philanthropy. According to Wikipedia, Philanthropy means “love of humanity” in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing “what it is to be human”. It also states that “Instances of philanthropy commonly overlap with instances of charity, though not all charity is philanthropy, or vice versa”. Celebrating Generosity There is sometimes a tendency to think that anonymous philanthropic acts hold more virtue because the… Read more →

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Fundraising Ideas – Generational Differences

Generational Differences In Fundraising Part Two – Priorities, Preferences and Attitudes In the first part of this 2-part blog, we looked at fundraising ideas and the percentage of charitable giving that came from each generation in the US, as well as the distribution of net worth across the generations. While it’s evident that the older generations (Boomers and Matures), currently control… Read more →

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Generational Differences In Fundraising Strategies

Generational Differences In Fundraising Strategies Part One – The Facts and Figures You wouldn’t speak to a 22-year-old the same way you might to a 78-year-old, because you understand that different generations have different values, different cultural and social references, and vastly different life experiences. It may seem like an obvious statement, but it’s worth keeping this in mind when… Read more →

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Are Digital Donor Displays Better

Are Digital Donor Displays better than Static Displays? There is no doubt that charities and non-profit organizations depend heavily on the generosity of donors and that without them it would become very difficult if not impossible to operate. Why We Need Donors Until some years ago, non-profits could rely confidently on assistance from government and corporation. However, lately, larger corporations… Read more →

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Engage Shoppers with an Immersive Retail Experience

ENGAGE CLIENTS WITH AN IMMERSIVE RETAIL EXPERIENCE Interactive technologies are now a key part of our lives. We found it everywhere, We talk, text, socialize, and work using interactive tools and devices. In this post, we explain the reasons why implementing state of the art technologies that reacts to touch, gestures, facial expression and body motion can help creating an… Read more →

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Dance with Me – a Kinect Game and Social Experience

The use of Body Motion Sensing in Kinect Games After years of research and development, Lusens Labs, Lusens Inc’s R&D arm, developed StudioPRO, a software suite that allows the development of body motion and Kinect games. Using markers-free technology, we learned how to capture body motion vectores which we can then apply to avatars, so they can dance tango, play… Read more →

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Best Virtual Reality Experiences

In nowadays, more and more people ask what is Virtual Reality and which one is the Best. In this post we will try to answer that question and tell you everything you need to know about the Best Virtual Reality also referred to as VR. Virtual Reality was initially originated as a digitally created virtual space which could be accessed by… Read more →

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Working for Charitable Organizations

Building a better world together – participate in Charitable Organizations. We all want to become heroes. We all try to make a difference. The world that we inhabit needs more than one hero, and if my work is any indication, we have hundreds of heroes already. These heroes do not wear masks or a cape. They live a regular life… Read more →

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Can an Interactive Exhibit Be Too Interactive

Sensory Overload….Can an Interactive Exhibit Be Too Interactive? One of the potential risks of a truly interactive exhibit is sensory overload, resulting in your goals not being realized. Sensory overload refers to your body’s senses being over-stimulated, and while it is often associated with busy, crowded places, it can also pertain to how your senses are completely enveloped in an immersive experience. Creating… Read more →