Swinburne University Of Technology Expanding Use Of Virtual Reality In Education

IRVINE, CA, May 15th, 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, announces that Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) is expanding its use of EON Reality’s scalable AVR platform. EON Reality’s software suite is becoming a key part of the course scope in mechanical, civil, and robotics mechatronics cohorts at the School of Engineering – Faculty of Science Engineering, and Technology at Swinburne.

To date more than 1500 students have taken part in the VR segment of the courses and the students’ response has been very encouraging.

Ambarish Kulkarni, a Senior Lecturer and Product Design Engineering course coordinator at Swinburne says: “We consider the use of AR and VR as an important technology enabler for Industry 4.0 and it is therefore important for us to bring this to our courses and students in an effective way. The students have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the AR and VR segment, and our combined AVR (Augmented and Virtual Reality) and 3D visualization studio where we have the EON Icube Mobile and a suite of other scalable AR and VR systems has also proven to be an important facility in this endeavor.”

Swinburne is not only conducting courses in the use of AR and VR, but also leveraging their capabilities in innovative industrial collaboration projects with local industry. A recent example includes a project for Bombardier Transportation where the EON Icube and Swinburne’s expertise helped Bombardier to design and evaluate new tram design in a highly effective manner using Virtual Reality. The resulting new tram design is now among the nominees for the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards

“With the Virtual Reality market set to become a Trillion Dollar market and a huge future job market, knowledge in AVR (Augmented and Virtual Reality) is quickly becoming a differentiator and important skillset. For EON Reality, academic partnerships are therefore an important part of our strategy and we have been impressed with the strong commitment from Swinburne to bring out AR and VR both in teaching as well as to their industry partners.”, says Pontus Appelqvist, VP Asia at EON Reality.

About Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Swinburne University of Technology is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria. Swinburne operates four campuses in two countries and has an enrollment of students across vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Swinburne has been ranked one of the world’s top 500 universities by the prestigious 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), achieving a top 75 ranking in the ARWU in the field of civil engineering and in the top 200 institutions in the world in science. Swinburne has been named one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2016-2017. In 2016, Swinburne was again ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50.

About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. 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.