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Major Takeaways:

  • Cubicle Ninjas spotlight 2 projects at E3 2015, a guided tour of Venice, Italy; and a Guided Meditation program in VR.
  • Cubicle Ninjas hopes to get the Venice city tour into schools, museums and homes for the elderly.
  • Differentiating itself from gaming developers, these projects showcase the practical applications for VR.

From the article:

E3 2015 had no shortage of virtual reality technology for me to try, and most focused on entertaining. However, one company, Cubicle Ninjas, is doing something entirely different with the technology.

Cubicle Ninjas had two projects at E3. One was a virtual tour of Venice, Italy, which had the added benefit of basically being a virtual museum. The other was what they call Guided Meditation VR, which is just as it sounds – a virtual reality space for meditation. They both are still entertaining in the fact that they are virtual reality games, and that’s not commonplace yet. However, their practical benefits are what made me enjoy them the most.

…Cubicle Ninjas hopes to get the Venice city tour into schools, museums and homes for the elderly. Schools and museums are an obvious, perfect use of this type of application. It’s the nursing homes that I was skeptical about. However, there have been studies conducted that show virtual reality aids people with afflictions such as dementia, balance issues and even Alzheimer’s. It’s exciting to think that a “game” can actually help people. Cubicle Ninjas does hope to make more city tours featuring more places, but none are in production currently.

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