Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014 – EON Sports VR, creators of the highly sought after Virtual Reality football simulation software SIDEKIQ, announced that it has been invited to attend President Obama’s “White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” on May 29th. The summit will consist of the major leaders in sports as well as 200 medical experts, parent activists, athletes, and other industry experts. Everyone involved will be discussing new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent head injuries, with specific focus on youth sports.
“The president will announce new commitments by both the public and private sectors to raise awareness about how to identify treat and prevent concussions, and conduct additional research in the field of sports-related concussions that will help us better address these problems,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
This picture, taken from the Washington Post, shows President Obama checking out a potentially injury reducing helmet cover.
Brendan Reilly, CEO of EON Sports said, “The fact that the White House and President Obama are taking time to focus on this issue says a lot. It’s another step in finding the right mix of solutions that can make sports safer for all. The impact Virtual Reality can have on a player’s skill level is remarkable. But we are looking deeper at how this type of technology can be used throughout a player’s training, and the potential it can have on prevention of injury and reduction of repeated physical blows, especially to the head.” He added, “It’s an honor and privilege to be invited to this summit and be a part of the solution.”
About EON Sports
EON Sports VR is the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider for sports performance training. Started in the summer of 2013, EON Sports VR uses cutting edge visualization software to enable all teams to get more meaningful repetitions, maximize practice time, and develop better players. The software is a combination of 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 sports content is rooted in EON’s authoring software for creating applications that can be viewed on various display systems. For further information, visit www.eonsportsvr.com.