…virtual reality by another name
A new Rand Water Academy
Rand Water has established a new training centre - the “Rand Water Academy”. We are proud to be able to create a vision of how the new Academy could look in its own new, bespoke building – and which would have a Lecture Wing and a separate Technical wings.
ICT’S with TUT’s Foundation students
First-year students often struggle to grasp the basic maths concepts that underpin computer programming. We worked with TUT’ and their Foundation students, using VR to show how program variables, fractions and measurements work in practice.
i3dlo's success in Zimbabwe
Interactive3d learning objects (i3dlo's) have been used successfully in Zimbabwe to help small-holding farmers”
Our recent project in Zimbabwe (working with World Links Zimbabwe and small-holding farmers to improve farming skills) is recognised by the World Summit Awards (WSA) “as one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content”
Video - Open Day for local Farmers
An article reviewing our work in Africa and in community development was published by the IEEE in 2008 – “Using VR for Human Development in Africa”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. May / June 2008
What we do
The Naledi3d Factory uses VR to communicate concepts and practices in a wide range of disciplines including industrial training and safety awareness, health and sanitation, heritage, new technology concepts etc. including applications that can impact on community development.
We focus our efforts in Africa - where we have worked with organisations in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Sudan, Senegal, and Zimbabwe - as well as South Africa itself.
VR is a powerful way to communicate ideas and concepts and allows us to create content that is both content and context rich – content that also engages the end-user.
In the past, VR technologies were the reserve of wealthy “techies” with head-mounted displays and tactile gloves.
Today, we can bring this powerful interactive 3D medium to most modern desktop PCs and virtually any community.
"VR in Africa for Africa in Africa, by Africa …"
VR in Africa
The Naledi3d Factory is unique world-wide in its work exploring the use of VR to communicate concepts to people in emerging communities and have developed an enviable track record in this area.
In Africa, where poor literacy skills and language barriers pose a huge challenge to communication, VR comes into its own. It’s intensely visual nature overcomes these barriers by showing content – not telling.
Our work with emerging farmers in Zimbabwe was selected by the World Summit Awards (WSA) in 2009 for a special mention as “one of the most outstanding examples of creative and innovative e-Content” (selected from 20 000 nominations from 157 countries).
We are also the distributor of EON Reality Inc hardware and software solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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