Virtual Reality is Helping People Self-isolating to Stay Grounded

Virtual Reality is Helping People Self-isolating to Stay Grounded

VR News: This VR project (done in Cardiff University here in Wales, UK) was to see if VR can help people stay connected and grounded while they were self-isolating. The main goal of the project is to improve peoples health and wellbeing as those who are Self-isolating often felt trapped, so VR was used for some escapism with a lean towards art apps for people to enjoy and relax with. Huw Thomas for BBC Wales arts reports – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54344769





My Thoughts: Even John Carmack the CTO of Oculus VR has said that VR was not where he wanted it to be during this global lockdown and Oculus should have done a lot more to help people remain social throughout it. Yes, VR has a role to play to keep peoples minds happier and possibly allow them that little bit of escapism that their mind needs, but VR has always offered this, it is not something new. VR has a long way to go before it is the answer something like self-isolating, but as it becomes more and more accepted and indeed social I am sure it will be a big help for those of us feeling trapped inside the house and inside our own brains.

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