SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

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January 21, 2010 14:37 ET

The Naledi3d Factory Adds Value to Communities in Africa Using VR Technologies From EON Reality

Using EON Reality's Virtual Reality Software, The Naledi3d Factory, Based in South Africa, Communicates Information Using Interactive 3D Simulations That Have a Direct Impact on the Development of Rural Communities in Africa

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - EON Reality, the world's leading interactive 3D software provider, is proud to be associated with the Naledi3d Factory, a resident at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, South Africa. The Naledi3d Factory has used EON Reality's technologies for over ten years as a social development tool in Africa for their interactive3d learning objects within for example, farming, lifestyle and health awareness projects.

The Naledi3d Factory is exploring ways to use VR as a social development tool and have shown how VR can offer high returns in basic human (social) development. Most decision-makers in Africa initially see VR as a "first world" technology, but are pleasantly surprised to learn how easily it can make a big difference to people's lives. More important, people in target communities are equally surprised to find just how easy it is to learn through visually interactive media.

Low literacy levels pose a significant challenge to education -- not only in Africa but elsewhere in the world. Traditional text-based education can't readily address the needs of functionally illiterate communities, yet text continues to be used extensively.

Being intensely visual as well as interactive, VR easily overcomes these text and language barriers to help people learn in a way that is not only engaging but also characterized by a high learning retention. Using VR to demonstrate concepts and show knowledge visually greatly enhances the comprehension of many topics. Thus, we can easily offer effective skill development to those who are functionally illiterate -- VR's intensely visual nature transcends literacy barriers by showing as opposed to telling.

"VR has a distinct and powerful edge over other more traditional approaches which ignore the visual nature of our human brains," said Dave Lockwood at The Naledi3d Factory. "Our interactive3d learning object concept takes this to an even higher level. Beyond education and training, VR-based simulations are also proving to be a great way to promote cultural heritage, new products and new technologies or proposed building developments to customers and other stakeholders."

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