Dying wish granted by Oculus Rift

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Dying wish granted by Oculus Rift

Post by veya_victaous on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:34 am

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/oculus-rift-allows-dying-woman-to-fulfil-her-last-wish/story-fnjwmdqr-1226893599114

Roberta Firstenberg was diagnosed with a form of cancer that made her too weak to get up and go for a walk. One of her last wishes was to go outside and so her granddaughter Priscilla, a video game artist, sent a note to Oculus asking whether they could help.

Oculus VR is a virtual reality technology that allows people to experience things in a completely immersive way.

“Oculus’s mission is to enable you to experience the impossible,” said Mark Zuckerberg when he purchased the technology back in March. “Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences.”

So when the support team at Oculus VR got Priscilla’s note they put together a demo of all the things Firstenberg loved, like butterflies and waterfalls, and sent her a demo kit allowing her to experience what she loved in life just one more time.

Mrs Firstenberg passed away four weeks after using Oculus Rift for the first time.

If Oculus Rift and VR can already provide therapy in situations like this, who knows what the future holds for this industry.

 Sad  as a technocrat this brings a tear to my eye, Technological advancement is not just to means to goal but the goal itself, it allows the human spirit to be expressed so beautifully.

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Re: Dying wish granted by Oculus Rift

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:50 pm

especially when that technology has a human heart behind it. Good on those guys at Oculus VR cheers 

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