With my background in computer information systems and programming, I have become quite interested with a venture project that has successfully entered its second round of validation. Florida-based Magic Leap has a huge potential of eclipsing VR tech of Oculus Rift. I sent an email through the website of how I would like to know more about how this technology can be used (or interfaced) with geographic information system (GIS) data such as location based-events and routing. I live on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. The excited tourists, from visiting cruise ships from around the world, love exploring the natural environment, away from the usual business of Waikiki. Unfortunately, there are not enough people to help inform all visitors to the island of the potential, natural dangers on the island.
Tourists do not seem to spend enough time learning about hazards like blow holes, rip tides, swallow coral reefs, tide pools of moray eels, numerous shark species, thick tropical vegetation hiding centipedes or 50-foot ground crevasses, thin lava crusts, volcanic steam vents with volcanic sulfur dioxide, various unexpected cliffs and drop offs, and insufficient protection from the sun for skin and eyes. In addition, there are numerous sacred Hawaiian and culturally significant locations all over the island. Historic places that visitors may not know are protected and should not be trespassed upon.
It would be awesome to learn how your technology could one day be applied to potentially a stylish, protective eye-wear for island visitors. The hands free technology would be much more useful as opposed to pulling out a mobile device, for a bag or pocket, requiring Internet-based information updates, outside most island cellular or WiFi service areas. Ultimately the eye-wear would be updating the user with information of Hawaiian culture, possibly in their native tongue, along with hiking and swimming safety information for the entire island. Leading to a true “Be safe, be happy” start of their Hawaiian island visit. Aloha.