SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

EON Reality, Inc.

September 11, 2014 14:39 ET

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and EON Reality Partner to Create Augmented Reality Training Application for Ethiopia

UNIDO to Pilot the Use of EON Reality's Augmented and Virtual Reality Knowledge Transfer Solutions to Improve the Quality of Life in Developing Countries Worldwide

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2014) - EON Reality, Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, is partnering with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer projects. UNIDO sees VR/AR based knowledge transfer solutions as affordable and effective tools for reducing poverty, increasing production capacity, and educating workers in developing countries.

EON's first pilot project executed for UNIDO is an Augmented Reality application, called LKDF Interact that covers Diesel Engine Operation for the Volvo Selam Vocational Training Center in Ethiopia. Through this project, UNIDO hopes to ensure a steady supply of skilled labor and create job opportunities for Ethiopian youth. The concept behind LKDF Interact can be replicated in other UNIDO projects that focus on industrial skills development, especially projects in the heavy duty vehicle field.

"It is my firm belief that technology and innovation, and their successful transfer, are fundamental pillars of inclusive and sustainable industrial development. UNIDO has consistently been promoting awareness of new technologies, mechanisms to facilitate their transfer, and matchmaking between technology providers and those looking for new technologies. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. 3D technology is the next generation of expertise which will be extremely useful for educators and would allow students to gain a deeper understanding on the topic at hand. The important factor is that the technology has become affordable for the developing world," said Philippe Scholtes, Managing Director of UNIDO.

This is the first step in collaboration between UNIDO's Learning and Knowledge Development Facility and EON Reality's Learn for Life Program, which brings Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer to communities that need it the most. EON is currently engaged in several similar projects and is actively vetting locations to set up joint Interactive Digital Centers (IDCs) in Africa. These centers are to support improved regional knowledge transfer through Augmented and Virtual Reality, as well as enabling the local population to develop the VR/AR content their communities need.

"The ability to quickly train workers and educate students is key to help grow thriving communities worldwide," said Mikael Jacobsson, Vice President of Business Development Europe and Africa at EON Reality. "With Augmented and Virtual Reality's superior knowledge transfer, we feel that applications, like the one developed for Ethiopia, will be crucial in furthering industrialization worldwide and bringing prosperity."

The LKDF Interact application can be downloaded from Google Play at the following link:

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