Canon debuts Kokomo VR platform built around Canon hardware

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is showcasing at CES 2022 its Kokomo Software platform (currently in development) “designed to change human communication by combining virtual reality with an immersive calling experience.” CES 2022 attendees will be able to try out the platform, using cameras using the recently announced Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens.
This software is being designed to provide users with a way to meet virtually “in-person” by using a compatible Canon camera, a VR headset, and a compatible smartphone. Kokomo will allow users to see and hear one another in real-time with their live appearance and expression, in a photo-real environment, while experiencing a premium virtual reality set in locations like Malibu, New York, or Hawaii.

The app uses Canon cameras and imaging technology to create realistic representations of users, so calls feel like you are interacting face-to-face, rather than through a screen or an avatar.

Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens

“With Kokomo, we’re tapping into Canon’s innovative spirit and heritage of high-quality imaging to enable people to have real, authentic interactions when they get together in VR. Every ImmersiveCall should be a memorable experience,” said Kazuto “Kevin” Ogawa, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Kokomo will enable people to create memorable, meaningful connections.”