Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Virtual reality helps bring smiles to kids with cancer


This has to be the best use of 360 livestreaming that I've ever seen.  Expedia, in partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, found a way to give the gift of travel to children with cancer -- kids whose immune systems have been ravaged by cancer therapy and have been staying at the hospital sometimes for months or years.

For this project, Expedia built 360-degree projection rooms.  They then sent people to locations across the world with 360 livestreaming video cameras.  Patients were wheeled in, and the rest is magic.  Check out the video and bring a box of Kleenex.



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