- Oculus VR Headset and ELSACO Motion Simulator Combine for Immersive
Roller Coaster Experience -
TOKYO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Yahoo Japan Corp. (Yahoo! JAPAN) has
successfully developed "Yahoo Trend Coaster," the world's first (*1)
virtual roller coaster simulator moving up and down in tandem with
changing waves of the popularity of a keyword used in SNS postings. By
taking the changing number of SNS postings containing a chosen keyword,
shown in the form of a line graph in Real Time Search (*2) of Yahoo
Search, and transforming it into a virtual 3D trending waveform, Yahoo
Trend Coaster offers its rider the one-of-a-kind virtual experience
going through the ups and downs of the trend. The rider, putting on an
"Oculus Rift" head-mounted display for a 360-degree virtual reality,
made by Oculus VR, Inc. of the U.S., and slipping into a "Motion-sim"
driving simulator, by ELSACO Kolin, will be able to enjoy the feel of
riding in a real-world roller coaster.
Yahoo! JAPAN has been promoting new forms of advertising focusing on its
theme "Art & Technology." The company has announced the development of
Yahoo Trend Coaster as the concept model offering the feel of the
future of Internet advertising, one of the new forms promoted by Yahoo.
Yahoo! JAPAN launched a new mini-site to coincide with the announcement,
making available a special movie showing the world of Trend Coaster.
How to enjoy Yahoo Trend Coaster
Before stepping into Yahoo Trend Coaster, voice your favorite keyword or
any keyword of your choice into the system.
A trending 3D waveform generated from a keyword input will set the
course of a roller coaster ride.
Put on a head-mounted display and slip into an action simulator which
will move in tandem with the ups and downs of the generated ride.
(*1) Source: Yahoo! JAPAN
(*2) Real Time Search
You can check up on any latest trend, including sporting results, public
opinions on what is going on in the world, and new product reviews, by
searching Twitter and Facebook posts with a keyword.
SOURCE: Yahoo Japan Corporation