IRVINE, Calif., August 25, 2010 – EON Reality, Inc., the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, announced today that Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, New Zealand, has selected EON Reality’s technology for their development of the next generation of interactive solutions. The goal is to bring people and ideas together to forward research and help grow companies using a variety of interactive 3D solutions.The development of a commercial research centre at AUT is a close collaboration with researchers and local businesses. “Our overall research theme is to develop the next generation of multi-sensory, interactive solutions that will, in time, also make their way into peoples’ homes and offices in exactly the same way the stereoscopic TVs and gesture-based video games are doing now,” said Dr Roy C. Davies, Senior Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology.
The VR Suite at AUT is part of the larger organization, CoLab, a multidisciplinary research centre set up at AUT to engage with communication, convergence, creativity and collaboration enabled through new technologies. CoLab is built on a network of relationships and initiatives between educational and arts organisations, practitioners, technology developers, industry bodies and communities.
Despite only being in operation a few months, the VR Suite has already attracted a wide interest. Students and researchers are working with projects ranging from visualization of driving the fastest car in the world to creating Mixed Reality experiences for people with Down’s Syndrome, and making rehabilitation after stroke more compelling. “Our Vision is to become a unifying force in the region, both pushing the boundaries of current knowledge, and packaging useful IP that has value for industry,” added Dr Roy C. Davies.
Dr Roy C. Davies has been in the VR industry since the early days. “We wished to set up a variety of tools that could be used by researchers, students and small companies to explore and benefit from a variety of interactive 3D and stereoscopic film applications. EON Reality provides an easy-to-use suite of technology carefully tailored to suit our needs of high quality.”
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.