VR Together Launches with Support from Industry Leaders
VR Together, a nonprofit initiative that provides support to organisations and individuals seeking to create life-changing projects, has launched its platform to encourage VR for the greater good.
Technology provides us with the tools we need to do incredible things. Virtual reality can change what a person sees, how they think, what they feel and even how someone behaves, in part because we believe it to be ‘reality’. To this extent VR has been used to treat conditions including autism, PTSD, depression, anxiety and even promote recovery in paraplegics. VR Together aims to encourage people to utilise this power for positive social impact.
VR Together provides a platform where people can connect and engage with each other. Organisations and individuals looking for production studios, research partners, ideas or advice will be able to post their work and those with the expertise needed can offer help. By working together, these important projects can become a reality.
VR Together’s Board of Advisors includes Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group and fondly referred to as ‘the Godmother of virtual reality’; Mária Rakušanová, Product Marketing Lead for Mobile, VR & Emerging Technologies at Samsung; Catherine Day, Head of AR/VR at m ss ng p eces and Sol Rogers, CEO/Founder at REWIND.
Sol Rogers said: “Supporting VR Together can be as simple as dedicating a few hours a week, a month, or year to developing VR & AR projects alongside existing commercial work. Think big, start small: reach out to others or brainstorm ideas which you feel could have the potential to positively improve lives or raise awareness of a cause. It’s the season of goodwill so we hope people will find the time to sign up and get involved.”
Catherine Day said: “We are really just scratching the surface when it comes to harnessing the potential of VR despite the speed at which the industry is maturing. VR Together’s mission helps us to acknowledge, and encourage the prospect of how VR and related emerging technologies improve people’s lives around the world.”
Register here and download the VR Together badge to let others know that you support VR for the better.