Creating awareness is something that VR has had profound results in. Inspired by a VR migraine experience, The RNIB approached Polymerse to understand what was possible.
The experience developed was set in a typical kitchen where you could perform everyday tasks, such as making a cup of tea, or putting the oven on. The key difference was the minute you put on the headset your vision was the same as someone who suffered from survivor short sight.
The results were amazing, people felt disorientated and struggled to get their bearings, let alone make a cup of tea. From that first version the experience is now being developed to support a wide range of sight impairment and additional locations.