IPC President Andrew Parsons visited the Samsung Paralympic Showcase @ Gangneung during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games to take part in the immersive technology experiences offered by Samsung. President Parsons took a tour of the Showcase, where he explored Samsung’s latest wireless communications products, along with members of the IPC marketing team.
The Samsung Paralympic Showcase, which opened last weekend, was revamped and renamed to help all fans embrace the excitement of the Paralympic Winter Games, enabling them to create, capture and share their experiences while celebrating the Paralympic Spirit. In addition to being exposed to Samsung’s latest technological advancements, visitors are able to feel the exhilaration and thrills of various adventures through VR, including Snowboarding, Mission to Space and others.
Exclusively for the Paralympic Winter Games, visitors can experience how the vision-enhancing Relúmĭno application works in conjunction with Samsung Gear VR to help those with low vision see the world more clearly. Wheelchair accessible ramps and lifts will ensure all athletes and fans are able to participate in a variety of interactive experiences.
“Samsung has been a longstanding supporter of the Paralympic Movement, bringing innovations and technological advancements that promote accessibility to athletes, fans and officials,” said IPC President Andrew Parsons. “There is not a doubt that Samsung will continue to bring exciting, meaningful and inclusive experiences for all during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.”