A recent news story on KIVI featured a project in the College of Innovation and Design’s Gaming Interactive and Mobile Media program to ease treatment for patients undergoing hours of chemotherapy or dialysis.
Students are creating a virtual reality experience for patients featuring Idaho landscapes.
“You almost feeling like the sun is on your face, and you hear the sound effects of the wind rustling through the winds, and the water rapids trickling, and there’s a scene where we have the Anne Frank memorial fountains running,” said GIMM Lab student Maddie Shoemaker. “It just feels like you’re actually there as opposed to sitting or lying in bed watching a movie.”
The project is still a work in progress, but eventually will be available to the public.