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Librarium has launched virtual reality memory palace platform on the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset that will enable people to memorize things for test preparation.
The memory palace is a mental visual aid for remembering things that goes back to Socrates, and experts say it improves retention by 30%. So Librarium founder Duane Mathes pulled together a team to create the platform on both VR and mobile apps so people can remember things more easily. One of the first practical applications is to help medical students study for their MCAT tests.
Eagle, Idaho-based Librarium partnered with Meta’s Meta Reality Labs division as well as global education services provider Kaplan to provide a “gamified” platform that makes it more fun, engaging, and effective to memorize things for tests.
Librarium spent the past year or so creating its first app for the Meta Quest 2, and it also has companion apps on iOS and Android where you can create digital flash cards that you can use in the Meta Quest 2 VR app.
Mathes said the company started with VR but it has a roadmap to expand to other kinds of platforms as the tech takes off. The company is preparing to raise a seed funding round.
Librarium is targeted its test preparation app …