Students will present their work, “A Night Stroll in the Alps”, at the IVRC Final in Japan later this year in October
IRVINE, CA, April 14th, 2016 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, announces that four students from the EON Reality VR Innovation Academy in Laval, France, won the “International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest Award” (IVRC) at Laval Virtual. Thomas Salomon, Kévin Meal, Nathalie Ries, and Corentin Robin will present their work, “A Night Stroll in the Alps,” at the IVRC Final in Japan later this year in October. The IVRC awards student projects on “originality, technical challenge, and impact” of the submitted work.
Winners of the IVRC award at Laval Virtual
“A Night Stroll in the Alps” consists of a virtual visit to an alpine environment to discover the wildlife living there. Traversing the different areas of mountain, from bottom to top, users will learn about flora and fauna while feeling the beauty and poetry of nature. The application is a shared experience between the person in the Virtual Reality environment and another viewer. This viewer interacts with the simulation via a tablet to move the VR users’ chair in tune with the simulation.
L – Students accepting their award; R – Visitors experiencing the application for themselves
“I’m very happy for our students. This was their first ever application project,” said Yann Froger, Managing Director of EON Reality’s Laval Office. “From the start you could see they were on to something new and exciting. The jury is comprised of seasoned professionals, so I consider it a validation of our model for the education of a new generation of AR/VR professionals to grow our business and the market.”
The IVRC is organized by the Virtual Reality Society of Japan and has been held since 1993. They focus on using Virtual Reality to help bring together academics, students, and industry to help encourage students to “think, learn, and work for themselves.”
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.