Purchaser Malmö City uses the latest technology to allow you to see and experience how the planned Hyllie area will look like in the future. Sightline has for Malmö City and Byggherregruppen in Hyllie delivered a 3D-model of the future plan, which is now exhibited in a whole new way.
A bicycle equipment with immersive display called jDome BikeAround, originally developed by Division By Zero as a therapy tool in the elderly care which allows their body and mind to move forward at their own pace and experience photographed cities with internet service Google Street View, now has a new content and field.
"Many of our customers are municipalities, property owners and contractors to whom we have supplied more extensive area 3D-models in which you can, through a computer, walk around and experience the future street scene, buildings and green spaces. jDome BikeAround adds a fun and different dimension. Perfect for an active participation and a different experience at fairs and town planning exhibitions where you otherwise often just go around and look at miniature models in display cases. More people have shown interest, but Malmö City is first out. This exhibition is the result of discussion and focus on the possibility of technologies rather than seeing advanced and emerging technologies as a future challenge. It is really fun to see that they exhibit the 3D-model in this way in the middle of the Eurovision week, when there are extra many visitors whom certainly are curious about plans for the Hyllie area around the stadium and Emporia" says Sales Manager Anna Enarsson at Sightline Vision AB.
"BikeArounds cycle interface enables the user to directly absorb the experience, without having to learn a complicated interface or that VR is only for the computer games generation. Everyone can ride a bike!" says Chief Technical Officer John Nilsson at Division By Zero AB.
Everyone is welcome to ride around in Sightlines VR model that will be exhibited at Marine Square, Upper Ground floor, Emporia shopping center at 10-20 Thurs-Sat.
http://publish.mynewsdesk.com/se/edit/pressreleases/866606 (Swedish Only)
“We have tested the bike on ten people aged between 70 and 90 and we got excellent feedback. They are so happy. It makes them feel so free, and they really feel as if they can revisit their glory days.”
"Using pedals to move the “bike” forward and the sensors in a Samsung Galaxy Tab to “steer”, riders can bike wherever they want to go, immersed in the bike tour, thanks to the jDome screen."
The full article can be read in both Chinese and English here.
Report from the representative from Almere municipality in Netherlands, on the initial test of their jDome BikeAround:
"Some 10 elderly tried out the jDome BikeAround today in a neighborhood center called De Draaikolk in Almere today.
They absolutely loved it.
These were older people between the ages of 65 and 85. Not demented in any way, but of course the technology was very impressive to them. They mastered the controls and rode off into their old neighborhoods. Great stories were told about their past like where they got their first kiss etc... Even the sceptics were too curious not to get on the BikeAround and had a good time."
/Mr Wytse Miedema
We can't wait to hear more from Wytse!
"Division By Zero introduced the virtual cycle screen jDome BikeAround, which makes it possible to cycle in a virtual environment. It is used by people in dementia care facilities that can cycle training with their hometown streets projected on the screen."
- Uppsala Innovation Centre
In picture, from left, John Nilsson, creator of jDome, Ulla Hamilton, environmental and traffic commissioner in Stockholm and Peter Werneman from Atrium Ljungberg.
extract from the press release;
Sweden shows the latest within new technology –when the exhibition Innovative Sweden opens at Tongji University, Shanghai November 2, 2012
“Innovative Sweden” is an exhibition that shows the hottest new innovations from 20 young, Swedish growth companies within the fields of environmental technology, information and communication technology, healthcare and gaming.
In a time when China is looking to become a more innovative country, Sweden is a country to look to for inspiration. The curiosity, creativity and desire for change have made Swedes innovators, and creative Swedes have given today’s modern society inventions such as the pacemaker, the 3-point seatbelt, safety matches, as well as recent popular software, used daily all over the world, like Skype and Spotify.
The exhibition “Innovative Sweden” premiered at Stanford University in 2011 and is currently on a world tour. It has been shown in Toronto, Washington D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Beijing before coming to Shanghai. The exhibition will be showed at Tongji University from November 2-23, 2012. Several activities and seminars on the themes of clean tech, ICT and innovative design will be arranged throughout the exhibition period.
For more information about the exhibition, visit: www.sweden.cn
Update: Here you can watch a reportage about jDome BikAround in Slovakian national TV and more photos from the event: https://plus.google.com/photos/116361819749377913334/albums/5806216321209486641 http://www.stv.sk/online/archiv/spravy-stv?date=2012-10-31&id=50978