Immersive Cocoon

The Immersive Cocoon is a device conceived by NAU which claims that it will replace the use of traditional computers and tablets. It is a pod that surrounds and senses the occupant with a 360 degree display creating an imersed digital experience. Using sophisticated motion sensor technology developed by John Underkoffer, a former fellow of the MIT Media Lab, the pod is controlled by body movement. In theory, this technology will make life more enjoyable by enhancing our reality. It will allow a user to connect to meetings, practice yoga, or visit places usually unnaccessible from anywhere a cocoon can be found. Perhaps architects can use it to better understand a building before it is built allowing them to make changes on the spot. Unfortunetely, NAU has not shared any information on how they propose to construct the Immersive Cocoon.

Original sources:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/25yk58/www.yatzer.com/Immersive-Cocoon-Step-Into-The-Future-MIT-Media-Lab-NAU/
http://www.nau.coop/index.php#/future-design/immersive-cocoon/Cocoon_01

 

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