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.

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