Category: vr for good

VR Helps Greenpeace Double Sign-Ups

VR Helps Greenpeace Double Sign-Ups:

At events such as the Glastonbury music festival, Greenpeace have been letting festival attendees try on a VR headset as part of a drive to improve engagement and increase sign-up rates.

Signs are that this approach is working, as Greenpeace has seen sign-up rates double as a result.

Source: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/02/vr-helps-greenpeace-double-sign-ups/

VR Experience Puts You at the Heart of the Civ…

VR Experience Puts You at the Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle 

I AM A MAN is an upcoming interactive VR experience that lets you participate in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

Read More: https://www.roadtovr.com/preview-man-puts-heart-civil-rights-struggle/

VR Documentary Exposes Damage of Global Oil …

VR Documentary Exposes Damage of Global Oil Trade in Nigeria

“The environmental disaster in the Niger Delta has been reported on for the last 20 years,” stated Zahra Rasool, Contrast VR’s editorial lead. “We wanted to find a new way to retell this important story. We divided the 360-degree screen into 180 degrees of live action footage and juxtaposed the other 180-degree section with animated versions of Lessi’s recollections, detailing what the village looked like before the oil spill. We immersed audiences deeper in the story so they could powerfully experience the scale of devastation in the community.”

Read More: https://vrscout.com/news/vr-documentary-oil-trade-nigeria/

VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Wa…

VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

“I haven’t skied since I was 15 years old,” Evan said, with tears running down his face. “You made me feel like I was walking.” 

Study shows VR could help children manage pain, anxiety at the doctor’s office

Study shows VR could help children manage pain, anxiety at the doctor’s office:

Virtual reality can help children to manage pain without the use of drugs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology in October. 

The study concluded that VR is feasible and well-liked by patients, caregivers and the phlebotomists for routine blood drawing. It also noted that VR has the capacity to act as a preventative intervention in blood drawing, especially for patients with anxiety sensitivity, that is less distressing than a traditional blood draw and potentially pain-free.

Read More: http://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/study-shows-vr-could-help-children-manage-pain-anxiety-doctors-office

StoryUP is creating wellness through storytelling and brain…

StoryUP is creating wellness through storytelling and brain data

StoryUP is a tribe of storytellers, psychologists, developers, filmmakers, audio engineers and technologists. Their stories encompass a variety of forms from meditations to features using technologies including EEG, HRV, BCI, and neurofeedback. 

The Party: a virtual experience of autism

The Party: a virtual experience of autism:

The Guardian’s latest virtual reality (VR) film, The Party, enables audiences to experience what it is like to have autism, by placing them in the shoes of Layla, a newly-diagnosed 15-year-old who is attending her mother’s surprise birthday party.

“By enabling viewers to experience a specific social situation through the eyes of the protagonist – a teenage girl at a birthday party – we hope that it will provide them with an insight into the issues that their autistic peers may be facing.”

Source: https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/through-vr-project-the-party-the-guardian-is-giving-viewers-an-insight-into-living-with-autism/s2/a712132/

‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global…

‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global Warming


Journalism meets VR in this PBS funded film highlighting the gradual melting of Arctic ice.

Capturing the attention of a younger generation these days for even half a second is no easy task, which is why the immersive VR film Greenland Melting could be the future of environmental education.

Source: https://vrscout.com/news/greenland-melting-vr-global-warming/

Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop The…

Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures.

Participating children design and draw their own 3D environment and then fill their new world with hand-molded clay sculptures. A Samsung Gear 360 camera captures the scene in 360-degrees which kids can then explore using a Google Cardboard headset that they also get to customize (and obviously keep).

Now this is where things get really interesting. Rather than just have participants simply observe the scene standing in place, they can actually hop on a stationary bike and pedal their way through the custom 3D world.

Source: https://vrscout.com/news/kids-bike-own-artwork-in-vr-workshop/

How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair…

How VR Can Ease the Transition for First-Time Wheelchair Users

Designers at innovation and design company, Fjord, have created a VR experience that teaches brand new wheelchair users how to safely maneuver their environment in a safe, empowering way.

Read More: https://vrscout.com/news/vr-ease-transition-first-time-wheelchair-users/