Second World War Veteran uses VR/360 for the first time – Remembrance Day, 2016
In collaboration with Twine, we developed a 360 experience where Frank Mouqué, a Second World War Veteran, returned to a French town that he helped to liberate. This experience allowed Frank to be immersed into an environment and to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Now a Chelsea Pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Mr Mouqué was shown a virtual reality experience that enabled him to both see and hear from the community of Armentierés, from within his own home. Frank also received an official medal from the town’s mayor.
His overwhelmed reaction demonstrated how virtual reality allows for a powerful communication that defies distance. It was wonderful to see that this work picked up an enormous number of news sources, including TNW, BBC, Telegraph, and Mirror, which helped to illuminate the impact of the story.