XR Stories supports two internships to develop an immersive experience for safer travel abroad

XR Stories has funded two internships at York St John University. These were developed in collaboration with Safer Travel (Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation), a charity that raises safer travel awareness for students travelling abroad. 

The internships supported two Masters in Virtual and Augmented Reality students, James Moore and Thomas White at York St John University

The students developed new software to use with a virtual reality headset where users walk through a simulated airport scenario looking for the dangers in their environment. 

Senior Lecturer in BA Games Design and MA Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at York St John University, Andy Sandham, supported the internship. Andy said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to work on a commercial project with an external organisation. Funding from XR Stories creates unique internships for virtual and augmented reality students and I am delighted we were able to be part of this exciting project.”

The virtual reality software will be taken to schools, colleges and universities where students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in scenarios and perceive potential dangers.

Published on 5 August 2021

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