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Startup Creates Virtual Reality Experiences for Children With Cancer

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What Would You Do to Make a Child’s Dream Come True?

Technology never ceases to amaze.

One of today’s biggest trends is virtual reality, and though you may have experienced it through various means over the past couple of decades, technological advancements and a renewed interest in the area has made exploring virtual worlds and situations more real than ever before.

Typically, when you think of virtual reality, you might think of video games or tech-savvy toys, but what if we could put these tools to a much better use than pure recreation?

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Source: YouTube/ Piotr Loj

This startup is bringing virtual reality to where it does the most good…

Virtual reality has come a long way.

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From the View-Master reel systems of the 1930s to the more technical systems of the ’80s and ’90s, virtual reality use to exist only in science fiction, but now, it would appear to be the future.

Some of today’s most high-profile VR projects include Google’s cheap and accessible Cardboard (do-it-yourself stereoscopic viewers), Sony’s Project Morpheus, and Oculus Rift, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $2 billion.

Doing it for the kids.

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Source: YouTube/ Piotr Loj

Though typically associated with the likes of video gamers, one man decided to bring virtual reality to those who could really use it.

Piotr “Peter” Loj or Wroclaw, Poland is a virtual reality specialist and graphic designer who created the “Virtual Dream” project in his free time. His own dream is to design specially-created VR scenarios and videos for children fighting with cancer in order to take them away from their sick or sad worlds, where they are often stuck in their hospital beds.

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