IRVINE, Calif., July 9, 2013 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced its participation at the WorldSkills Competition and the WorldSkills Board of Trustees meeting in Leipzig, Germany on July 2-7, 2013.
Tjerk Dusseldorp, Chairman, WorldSkills Foundation (left), interact with EON Ibench Mobile with Dan Lejerskar, Chairman, EON Reality, Inc. (right)
EON Reality’s Chairman, Dan Lejerskar, held a speech at the Board of Trustees meeting on July 3, 2013, during the WorldSkills Competition. The event also brings together leaders from government, industry, and education to address global skills issues. With over 250 leaders in attendance, the audience has the opportunity to network, share knowledge and learn about global skills issues.
“WorldSkills competitions provide a fantastic opportunity to bring interactive 3D technology into the vocational schools and competitions as this helps students learn faster and retain more knowledge in a fun compelling way. 3D Virtual Reality solutions are so powerful in engaging and explaining that attention levels and test results immediately increase. It will also even up the odds in the competitions by allowing competitors to train anytime, anywhere on any device at a fraction of the cost. We aim at fostering a symbiosis between industry and education and at the same time creating global awareness among the general public by making virtual competitions available online in a “game like” environment,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman, EON Reality, Inc.
Hubert Romer, CEO WorldSkills Germany (middle) is immersed of virtual floristry during a visit to the EON Icube Mobile
Through international competitions held every two years, WorldSkills attempts to raise awareness to the opportunities that exist in skilled professions with the intent of encouraging youth and their parents and teachers to explore career opportunities in skilled trades, skilled professions and high technology. They gather together from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards. They represent the best of their peers drawn from regional and national skill competitions held currently in 67 countries/regions.
Students tried the EON Ibench Mobile, a system for intuitive, real-time interaction on a bright 24″ HD stereoscopic screen.
A massive stream of students experienced virtual florist training, jet engine training, aquarium etc. when visiting the multi-sided immersive environment, EON Icube Mobile.
Two interns from the ITE Innovation Lab in Singapore and WorldSkills Web Design Champions Wouter Niekus (Netherlands) and Natã Barbosa (Brazil) have developed an interactive, Virtual Reality training application to be rolled out in new Floristry courses at ITE later this year. After an initial research and testing period, Wouter and Natã have now started development and testing for the EON Reality kit through which the new training courseware will be run. The application was featured t the event in the EON Icube Mobile. See Virtual Florist video.
The Dutch Education Minister, Mariëtte (Jet) Bussemaker, experiences the Virtual Floristry in the EON Icube Mobile at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013.
“We are creating learning environments with a higher run factor that standard learn-from-the-book teaching methods,” said Wouter Niekus from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Medallion of Excellence, Web Design: WorldSkills Shizuoka 2007, WorldSkills Innovation Lab Intern, Singapore 2013.
“We were given the chance to create our own approach, and apply it to the Virtual Reality and 3D technology that we are experiencing for the very first time,” said Natã Barbosa from Joinville, Brazil, Gold medal Web Design: WorldSkills London 2011, WorldSkills Innovation Lab Intern, Singapore 2013.
About WorldSkills Foundation
In 1946, given the need for skilled workers in Spain, the then Director-General of the Organization of Spanish Workers (OJE), Sr. Anthony Elola Olaso, realized it was necessary to create an effective system of professional training. The first WorldSkills Competition was held in 1950, with twelve young skilled competitors from Portugal and Spain. WorldSkills Foundation brings together people, organizations and communities who have one thing in common interest – skills. The aim is to bring out the very best out of individuals, companies, and educational institutions for society. The organization encourages a range of international projects that explore new ways of working, solving problems and promoting vocational education and training opportunities. The goal is to forge creative and innovative new partnerships between organizations for the benefit of Education, Advocacy and Research. For further information, visit www.worldskillsfoundation.org.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and Virtual Reality software provider. 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. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.