MyDream Interactive is unveiling its LightVR virtual reality desktop interface for people who like multitasking with multiple screens.
The immersive desktop interface is aimed at opening VR — which could be a $30 billion market by 2020, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital — to more applications beyond games and entertainment. If the quality of the VR interaction is fast and responsive enough, it could be a better way of looking at your office work, according to MyDream.
MyDream has created a room simulator for the personalization of virtual space. LightVR is a multi-screen interface that lets users access the Windows desktop, web apps, and games all from a fully customizable 360-degree VR space with multiple screens, 3D props, and environments.
The company argues that working in 3D in VR may have some advantages over 2D screens, such as ensuring screen privacy and working in a limited physical space. If you’re a trader, then you might need to look at a lot of screens at once. Rivals include Envelop VR and others.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based MyDream Interactive was founded by Allison Huynh with the mission of promoting creativity, collaboration, and “courage” in VR. The company raised $2 million in seed funding in 2013. LightVR has 10 employees, and its investors include William Unger, a former partner at Mayfield Fund. Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, and Michael Terpin, founder of Marketwire, are advisors.