Lifeliqe, a visual learning platform incorporating interactive 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality programs, announced its partnership with HTC Vive to become their strategic partner in the field of educational content.
"We're pleased to have Lifeliqe as an education content partner, developing high quality room-scale educational experiences on the HTC Vive," said Joel Breton, Vice President of VR content, HTC. "From walking among dinosaurs to exploring the internal organs of a shark, Lifeliqe offers truly innovative premier content for immersive discovery and learning on Vive."
Historically, virtual reality has been viewed as an upcoming expansion to the gaming world. Now with Lifeliqe, virtual reality is used effectively for education as well, broadening the impact of this new technology.
"It's such an honor to become strategic partners with HTC Vive when there are so many other incredible virtual reality competitors out there. The fact that HTC Vive chose to work with us, proves that educational content is an important area for virtual reality to conquer. We're excited to bring our content to life with this new technology and distribute across classrooms," said Ondrej Homola, co-founder and CEO of Lifeliqe.
Lifeliqe officially started demoing the content at the ISTE 2016 conference from June 26-29, with other events in San Francisco to follow. "Our goal is to begin piloting the content in schools at the start of the new school year (Fall 2016)," added Homola.
Some of the unique experiences for users include being able to "fly" into space and see the Hubble telescope, travel back in time to take a walk with a dinosaur, or dive into the ocean to examine the body of a shark from the inside out. All of Lifeliqe's content is scientifically accurate and approved by the world's most renowned universities, like Stanford University.