The prototype was created in May 2020 to improve the spatial online videoconferencing experience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a telepresence chat tool that requires no special equipment, it makes it easier to collaborate with people at a distance to see a location without having to go there.
Based on Cocosoco, we have developed CoMADO, an online design research tool, in collaboration with service design consultancy ACTANT. It’s free for anyone with a Google account and a Miro online whiteboard account.
We developed a 360-degree fulldome videoconferencing tool based on Cocosoco at Mobility Zero, a social collaboration research division established in October 2020 at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo, which conducts research on new-age mobility or spatial navigation from the ground up.