Trent Edwards

In new deal, Ravens to enter 'mixed reality' with holographic players

In new deal, Ravens to enter 'mixed reality' with holographic players

An animated, life-sized 3-D image of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears in an otherwise vacant office in Towson with bare walls and a concrete floor.

Visible only through a special lens, he is surrounded by his teammates in their familiar white, black and gold on a “field” with hashmarks and a game clock.

“Right now, what you are seeing is a holographic football team coming at you and getting into their formation,” says Jim Pietila, CEO of Mixed River, a Towson tech startup that has developed an interactivecomputer program for the Ravens and is seeking to push immersive, off-the-field preparation to new levels.

Founded late last year, Mixed River...

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