Posted October 04, 2018 14:00:55 A home improvement project in Colorado is using a high-tech gadget to allow for “an immersive experience.”
The company, called the Vivid Room, aims to create an environment where anyone can feel like they are inside a video game or virtual reality experience.
“We are bringing our hardware to the forefront and letting our guests experience something that they never could before,” said Rob Bower, chief executive officer of Vivid, a maker of interactive games, and a video editor.
“The result is a very immersive experience where the world becomes their home.”
The video is shot through a series of 360-degree lenses, so guests can move around the room and interact with objects.
They can play games, watch videos and interact directly with the environment.
The company is also making an audio headset.
The company said it plans to bring more of its products to the market in the future.
Video games are popular in some countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Interactive Entertainment Software Association.
According to the National Association of Theatre Owners, video games accounted for 17% of all theater revenues in 2016.
Bower said Vivid hopes to have the company’s products in stores in the coming months.
While the company plans to start with small-scale projects, Bower said he expects to expand to bigger-scale installations.
This article was originally published on New Scientist.