IRVINE, Calif., January 23, 2012 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that Eng Tat KHOO, R&D Director at EON Reality Pte Ltd conducted a speech at TEDxMMU. TEDxMMU is a local, independently organized event at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about. At its core, the fundamental goal of TED and MMU is to foster and spread great ideas.
The event is aimed at providing a platform where the smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most fascinating teachers will be inspired and will have the opportunity to inspire others. TEDxMMU was held on Saturday, December 10, 2011, centered on the theme: Nurturing University’s Creative Minds. The diverse group of students, faculty, alumni and invited speakers were there to learn from one another, both as speakers and as attendees, and to creatively improve their collective future. http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/3599
Eng Tat’s talk probed the complex question of creating or engineering innovation. He started by showing the audience the list of most innovative companies and products referenced from Forbes and Bloomberg. He then quoted Albert Einstein on the complexity of innovation, “Innovation is not the product of logical thought…” He shared his personal experience in striving for innovation in his PhD research and in the course of his work in 3D VR and AR industry, drawing a summary to three qualities: diligence, passion and application. He finds that, by working hard in expanding his core engineering competency, going the extra miles of challenging his skills, and by applying his knowledge outside his core discipline while working with other domain experts, has resulted in more innovative work.
Eng Tat is the R&D Director at EON Reality (Singapore), responsible for new technology and product development, including Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality design and deployment for educational and industrial applications. He is also actively involved with academic institutions. He has developed two complete academic programs: Professional Certificate in Technology Design for Interactive Arts and Diploma in Interactive Media Design for PSB Academy. Eng Tat received his PhD (in Electrical and Computer Engineering) at the National University of Singapore’s Mixed Reality Lab. His research contribution on serious games won the ACM SIGGRAPH Sandbox 2008 2nd Best Paper Award and his research has been showcased at top conferences such as ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI. He was selected as the Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leader in 2011.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D solutions provider for businesses and education based on Virtual Reality technology. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer.
EON Experience Portal is a portal aimed at delivering blended learning 3D content and lesson plans for educators and students globally. This platform helps to effectively communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer with tools like EON Creator and EON Coliseum.
Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Lowell Manufacturing, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Toyota and Whirlpool use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. Some educational institutions who have adopted EON’s technology solutions include: the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (located on the campus of the Florence-Darlington Technical College), Old Dominion University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Discovery World Museum, Oklahoma City Community College, Concord University, North Dakota State University, Texas State Technical College – Waco, El Paso Community College, University of Alabama, Hazard Community and Technical College, University of Hawaii, Lansing Community College, University of Kentucky, Maysville Community and Technical College, Miami University, Red Rocks Community College. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.