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.
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.