H+ Technology bringing holographic hope to Ronald McDonald’s House B.C.

H+ Technology Magic Room

Vancouver-based H+ Technology announced a new partnership to bring some needed joy to ill children in British Columbia. The group, which has a stated goal to humanize technology, has partnered with Ronald McDonald’s House B.C. to create an interactive holographic experience for children staying at its facilities.

Dubbed the Magic Room, the initiative will be an immersive physical and digital space that allows children to play and interact with holographic characters. The space will use a combination of 3D-simulated holographic characters and a 2D wall-projected environment to create the experience.

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The intention for the Magic Room is to provide ill children with a brief and playful respite from their serious day-to-day reality. “They’re not sick for that period of time,” said Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald’s House B.C.

Phase One of the Magic Room was completed in just under two months, and H+ Technology is working on additions which will bring motion sensors and new room themes. The group also hopes to bring similar holographic experiences to Ronald McDonald’s Houses around the world.

“With the Magic Room, we want to bring a paradigm shift in how people interact with information – a way that was once thought to only exist in science-fiction movies, ”said Vincent Yang, President of H+Technology.

H+ Technology is also working to bring its holographic technology to homes across Canada with its Magic Box product, which the company hopes to launch a crowdfunding project for in March of 2015.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

  • Alex Chuang

    Pretty awesome tech! Hope we’re not too far from the hologram tech seen in Star Wars

    • Vincent Yang

      Thanks Alex, this is the first step on our journey to achieve real holographic image. Our mission is to unlock the pixels and reform them in a 3D spatial environment. We living in a 3D world, how we perceive information, digital content and visuals has to be natural and intuitive, and has to be 3D. Movie as an art form has given us lots of inspiration of how we envisioning the next disruptive technologies on all the areas, we made the first interactive digital hologram to help kids escaping from the illness, next step, we will make more meaningful and engaging experiences for our users.

      • Sheida Livai

        I think this is fantastic not only because it is highly immersive and engaging, but technology like this doesn’t force people to change their behaviour in order to adapt to it. It allows people to interact with digital content using natural gestures.

        This is the way of the future!

  • Yamin Li

    We are getting there ~

  • H+Technology

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. This has truly been our most meaningful project thus far, and we can’t wait to take this to the next level with Phase 2 and our AquaWorld. Stay tuned for big things to come from H+Technology in 2015!

  • Chris Archer

    I really love the interaction the children can have with the Magic Room. It is extremely unique and provides a great environment for children during their hard times. Great work H+!!!