By Sébastien Quadri, Junior Project Leader
Have you ever dreamed of flying?
The Birdly® virtual reality simulator was a centerpiece throughout the Swiss Innovation Week. Described as one of the best VR experience in the world, Birdly® generates a lively full-body experience in which mechanics and computer codes hidden behind this spectacular apparatus quickly disappear.
During the week, more than 300 lucky and enthusiastic guests had the opportunity to experience the freedom of a bird and travel above the clouds with this immersive and interactive innovation!
Funny fact (or not so funny for the late-arrivals): On Friday, the queuing time was approximately 8 hours, as the VIP crowd was rushing towards this central attraction. The room was filled with joy, good vibes, and with some random loudly “Ahhhh” or “Whaoooo” coming from the surprised first-time-bird-riders.
A big “Thank you” to SOMNIACS and in particular Mr. Samuel Keller, mechanical engineer at Somniacs, who came all the way to Beijing for this incredible experience. SOMNIACS is a Swiss startup which founded the Birdly® project at the world-renowned Zurich Art School ZHdK.
Birdly®, we look forward to seeing you soon again in Shanghai (To be announced, August 2018…)!