I had the pleasure of attending a series of presentations and workshops on the future of gamification and simulation on Nov 7th. This event was organized under the banner of Innovative Sweden, a 7 day event designed to showcase the innovations that this tiny country seem to be churning out at such prodigious scale. Everything from ball bearings to three point seatbelts, to Skype and Spotify are all Swedish innovations.
One of the exhibits by jDome at the event was a white dome, and naturally, I was drawn towards it out of curiosity. It was actually projection system shaped in the form of a dome and I had the most amazing experience interacting with the video beamed on the screen.
It’s your own personal OmniMAX dome theater. If you want to know more about the IMAX dome theater, you should probably make a trip to your nearest science museum. The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA has one. Check out this video to know more about it.
I believe products like jDome can really make available immersive simulations based training solutions to the enterprise and schools. The fact that jDome is significantly cheaper than conventional simulators coupled with the fact that it’s completely portable makes it a compelling training solution. From driver training to virtual field trips for students, we could all have fun while learning.