The EON Icube featured in Google’s “Think Quarterly | The Play Issue”
July 18, 2012 Leave a comment
EON Reality has a strong presence in a variety of industries, including energy, aerospace, medical, retail and more. But did you know that our technology is also being utilized in the sports industry as well? Check out the EON Icube being highlighted in Google’s “Think Quarterly | The Play Issue” .
“Engineers at EON’s HQ in California have developed the Icube : A linked sequence of computers projecting images onto a series of walls, around which users wander wearing stereoscopic glasses, their movements tracked by motion sensors. The result is a total-immersion 3D experience of the type once prophesied by early virtual reality.”
It’s already being utilized by sports coaches looking to help perfect their players’ techniques. “The power to revolutionize training is already in our hands,” says Brendan Reilly, a former Illinois State basketball coach drafted by EON as director of its sports division. “Right now in our offices we have the ability to stand next to life-size versions of ourselves swinging golf clubs or throwing footballs, to put ourselves right in the field of play. At elite levels, what separates good players from great players is the ability to slow the game down mentally, to read plays and make critical decisions. And virtual reality allows us to do that while evaluating biomechanical motions and correcting errors, breaking things down to a level we’ve never seen before.”