Emblematic Group Putting VR Users Emotionally into Breaking News Stories

Published by , December 11, 2016 1:38 pm

(TechCrunch)  Emblematic Group is putting VR users in the middle of breaking news stories to show them what it feels like to face a natural or man-made disaster. Emblematic Group has a created a VR simulation of a refugee camp and a food line to show folks what it feels like, say, to watch a man have a diabetic seizure because of lack of food. Other VR projects include a Japanese VR training system designed to show people how to escape from a tsunami.
“It wasn’t until I started working with virtual reality that I started to see really intense reactions from people to news stories,” said Emblematic CEO and journalist Nonny de la Peña in an interview.

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