IRVINE, CA, July 25, 2018 – EON Reality, the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) announce the opening of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) and VR Innovation Academy (VRIA) in Omaha, Nebraska. The IDC and VRIA will be part of UNMC’s Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL) on their Omaha Campus.
The IDC and VRIA will support the iEXCEL’s mission to promote experiential learning to achieve the vision of Global Leadership in Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness in Health Care. The IDC and VRIA will aid UNMC in accelerating the adoption of advanced EON-XR technology and reshape health care education. Also, the IDC contains a variety of immersive and experiential technologies to showcase and develop AR/VR content at iEXCEL.
«We have incredibly bold and audacious goals for building the future,» said Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC Chancellor. «We believe augmented and virtual reality are going to change the world — not only the world of health care education, but the world of clinical care, all of higher education and ultimately K-12 education and even beyond that.»
Students at UNMC’s VR Innovation Academy pose
Students at the EON Reality VR Innovation Academy learn the basics of AR and VR content creation and the different specialties required to create a complete experience. The program is split into two sections: 16 weeks of study and 33 weeks of project based learning using real projects. Students learn from EON Reality’s AR and VR professionals and develop their own portfolio that they can use to showcase their work in AR and VR. Additionally, the students assist in the creation of medical content to help UNMC educate doctors and nurses.
“UNMC has been an incredible partner with us,” said Mats W. Johansson, President of EON Reality. “Their forward looking vision for medical education and how they leverage advanced technology, like our EON-XR Platform, will dramatically improve the quality of education healthcare professionals receive. We are excited to see what the future holds and how we can innovate in medical education together.”
The first class of students in UNMC’s VRIA program started on June 4,2018. For more information please contact: iExcel@unmc.edu.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) 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.