Virtual Reality Empathy Platform (VR-EP)

Virtual Reality Empathy Platform (VR-EP)

This world first virtual reality device will help commissioners, architects and designers create enabling environments by understanding how dementia can affect a person’s vision. VR-EP uses state of the art virtual reality technology to allow users to 'enter' and explore 3D environments with an applied dementia filter, simulating the visual impairments that a person living with dementia might have. The platform allows users to experience how good design can mitigate feelings of disorientation and anxiety in the creation of homely, familiar, comforting and appropriate environments. VR-EP can be used in the design of new buildings such as care homes, hospitals or sheltered housing, or to assess existing buildings and environments.

The project represents a collaboration between the Dementia Centre, HammondCare, Aitken Turnbull Architects and Wireframe Immersive.

Find out more: http://vr-ep.com/

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