1. Think about what you’re hoping for
- bringing new experiences for someone who can’t travel or is undergoing treatment?
- bringing delight, personal growth or enjoyment (games, VR interactive stories)
- helping explore passions (NASA, ocean life or art), a childhood stomping ground (flying over Israel, Cornwall or ) or geography (The Amazon or Antarctica)
2. Decide on the relevant VR headset, price point, and capability.
- If you have a smartphone you can place inside a VR headset frame, or if you want the content delivery built into the headset
- Will this be a chance to try something with little investment, or are you setting up an immersive environment eg. sound/headphones, game player, etc
3. Select and connect to content that best meets your needs or interests.
- Such as Google Earth, BBC Earth, Disney, Google Expeditions, Arts & Culture, Travel through the Human Body, Science, and Technology, NASA, Ocean life, History. (see more ideas below)
- For those capable or curious, consider combining with a drone to fly over and view from an iPad or via a VR headset
4. Once experienced, talk about the experience, try it together taking turns.
- Ask questions
- Make observations
- Share the experience, and your views, with others in new conversations
- Challenge what’s next
VR Content that’s popular and accessible includes for example here:
- Google Expeditions
- Google Earth VR
- Netflix VR (Littlestar App)
- BBC Earth
- Scuba Diving with sharks
- The Edge of Space
- Slide down a water slide
- Music concerts and performances
- Roller coaster ride
- Swim with dolphins
- National Geographic experiences
- Visit famous landmarks
- Visit the Sistine Chapel
- Science fiction
- Be part of the SpaceX NASA lift off
- Play games
- Through the human body
- Kids games and video characters such as Disney
- Experience Dementia or Alzheimer’s or walk through a home in someone else’s eyes.