iWorld Australia announce exclusive ANZ distribution deal with Curiscope, the UK-based company bringing learning to life with augmented and virtual reality products and experiences.
Who are Curiscope?
Curiscope have been working in immersive technologies for over five years, creating the most viewed educational virtual reality experience of all time (Great White Sharks 360 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNOT_feL27Y) and the Virtuali-Tee, a t-shirt that lets you explore the human body on a human body through augmented reality.
What is the Virtuali-Tee?
It’s a t-shirt that pairs with a free app for teaching about the human anatomy in the most immersive and engaging way possible, allowing learning in context for the first time. Simply point an iOS or Android phone or tablet with the app installed at a t-shirt and watch the human body come to life. Track your heart rate live in the app, visualise the organs and go inside virtual reality experiences including the lungs, intestines and the bloodstream.
The Virtuali-Tee is now being used in thousands of schools in over 100 countries around the world. It has won the Mom’s Choice Gold Award in the USA as well as the Gold Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award. The product has been featured on The Today Show (NBC, USA) and on This Morning (ITV, UK).
The Curiscope Mission
At Curiscope, we believe that immersive technologies can enable learning experiences that were never possible before. Whether they’re expensive, inaccessible, dangerous or straight up impossible, Curiscope is building AR & VR learning that creates an entirely new learning experience and outcome.
For the Educators
The Virtuali-Tee comes with free learning resources for use in the classroom and pairs with projectors for group-based learning.
Ed Barton, Curiscope CEO states, “since launching the product we’ve been blown away by the reaction from teachers, schools and their students, all of whom are amazed by what the product can achieve. There is still nothing like seeing the reaction of kids when they first see the product come to life and I’ll never tire of hearing teachers tell me about their experience with it.”
Aldrin De Clase, director of iWorld Australia states, “We have been in discussions with the Curiscope team for some time now and proud to be launching it together in ANZ. We have already presented the range to many schools and customers across Australia and New Zealand and the response has been out of this world. Stock is on its way and we see that customers are already ordering Curiscope in advance.”
Established in 2006, iWorld Australia is a leading supplier of Digital Lifestyle and Appcessory based products / STEAM education / IOT in both Australia and New Zealand, and also an approved member of the Australian Toy Association (ATA). In a fast moving IT environment, iWorld Australia has specialised focus on the new developments of emerging products and new technology. At iWorld Australia, we have a large range of manufacturers and brands to cover all our customer requirements. We are not just a “one stop shop” but a complete solutions provider to both the Australian and New Zealand market. We are now driving the STEM education market in ANZ and the IOT to our entire customer base.
Curiscope was founded in 2016 by Ben Kidd and Ed Barton to bring learning to life through virtual and augmented reality. Ed Barton was chosen as a WIRED Innovation Fellow and was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Consumer Tech in 2017. The company has created one of the most viewed VR experiences of all time and has now sold products in over 100 countries. On top of notable awards including the Gold Mom’s Choice and TV appearances in the US & the UK, Curiscope has also worked with key partners including Amazon Studios, HTC, Discovery and Dorling Kindersley.
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