The EON team is excited to announce our plans for the next phase of our collaboration with the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC)!
In this next step we will investigate the use of fully immersive environments (see EON Icube video) and the impact of their use in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), as well as in the integration of non-3D sources of data. This phase of the collaboration follows the success of a pilot program that was first initiated in the spring of 2012, which utilized the following EON Reality technologies:
- EON Artificial I(TM), an interactive real-time 3D software integrated with a new 3D display
- EON Coliseum(TM), a web-conferencing tool that virtually connecting multi-screen platforms in different locations
- EON Creator(TM), an interactive authoring tool that allows users to create stereoscopic 3D scenes/lessons to develop complete blended learning environments with features including video, Wikipedia, PowerPoint, sound effects, YouTube, annotations, quizzes, and more.
“The use of Virtual Reality and Icubes create a huge communication opportunity for us between the designers and construction companies. They can interact and develop the 3D designs of the constructions such as buildings and bridges and also of the operations of the facilities in a much better and quicker way,” said Lucio Soibelman Professor and Chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California.
“We are thrilled to have USC as a research partner in this field since we see a large potential use in this field. The good quality of 3D data originating from the AEC community makes this a prime opportunity for immersive 3D collaboration,” said Mats W. Johansson, President, EON Reality, Inc.
Watch the interview with Lucio Sobelman from the EON Experience Fest 2012.