Sunday, February 25, 2024

Holovis and Sangwha partner on Gyro VR motion systems

Holovis has partnered with Korean digital agency and manufacturer Sangwha as the exclusive European reseller for its Gyro VR motion systems and as an innovation partner for future developments. This has begun with the collaborative creation of a Holovis global exclusive, a specialist 2-DOF Gyro VR for spaces with ceiling heights of less than 2.2 meters with bespoke middleware and the ability to add interactivity into the experience.

Gyro VR is a 360-degree spinning rig that takes guests on exhilarating journeys in the VR space whilst performing complete rotations. Holovis is working with Sangwha to extend the guest experience even further through the development of proprietary middleware that will allow the Holvois engineers to program bespoke motion paths to match new IP led content being created by the Holovis media team.

Furthermore, Holovis will add interactivity into the functionality. Media will be rendered in real-time, so even though each journey will follow a set path, guests have the ability to alter things in the virtual world, so they have their own individual variation of the experience. These customizable adventures will drive ride repeatability.

The system currently holds up to four guests and Holovis is also developing a two seat variable, while still performing full inversions in the pitch and roll axis. This will bring the overall height to 2.2 meters, making the system compatible with spaces where ceiling heights are restricted.

Peter Cliff, Creative Director of Holovis explains: “We are very excited about the ability to give guests real-time interaction and customized experiences within an on-rails environment. The new variation for spaces with ceiling heights of 2.2 meters or less will also open up more market sectors and possibilities for this fantastic experience.”

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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