#WeAreStrongerThanMS - Virtual Reality isn't Just for Video Games
|Screenshot from surfer Steve Betti's video - NationalMSSociety|
The MS society have recently launched a touching Ad campaign that uses virtual reality to bring a special experience and gift to sufferers.The two amazing video topics are as seen above, Steve Betti and Amy Meisner.
Steve had been (and still is) a local legend and surfer for decades before his diagnosis in 2006. Now he's poured his passion into repairing the boards instead of riving them. The 2 and a half minute video shows Steve experiencing what it's like to be in the sea again, catching those waves through the use of a 360 degree camera worn by a fellow surfer Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver and a virtual reality headset. The headset immerses Steve into his familiar place of happiness, it's so beautiful to watch his body become alive as he experiences the movement and sights.
Amy's video is also along the same lines, a professional who grew up dancing on New York's stages, she was diagnosed in 1997, ultimately reducing her to a wheelchair. She now choreographs dances for others that have disabilities and tells the viewers that 'everyday you just have to say yourself that I can still do this.'
We also meet another professional dancer LaTonya Swann who not only wears the 360 camera for Amy, but tells us that she thinks dancing is the 'truest form of expression' and that she feels more comfortable expressing hard emotions through movement. We then watch Amy become engrossed in what the virtual reality headset it showing her, mimicking the movements and flow that she can see in a gracefully ethereal manner.
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#WeAreStrongerThanMS - Virtual Reality isn't Just for Video Games Reviewed by Robyn Tillett on Friday, March 18, 2016 Rating: