HTC has partnered with virtual reality education startup, Lifeliqe in a strategic partnership that will see Lifeliqe delivering educational virtual reality (VR) content for the HTC Vive. Lifeliqe describes itself as visual learning platform.
The Lifeliqe app is a cutting-edge 3D visual learning tool that renders interactive 3D models in high quality and in extreme detail resulting in immersive educational VR experiences for optimal learning. Where the traditional learning environment provides students with text and videos, Lifelique’s VR experiences put students right in the middle of their subject, be it a historical site, a wetland or the creatures living there.
“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 for 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.”
The agreement entails financial support as well as mentorship from HTC for the startup which will put it in a good position to develop content for the Vive.
“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, adding that the company aims to begin piloting the content in schools at the start of the new school year Fall 2016.