Monthly Archives: April 2019

Grenfell Fire and VR technology

Barely 3 weeks from now, the Grenfell incident, a fire which broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, West London last 14 June 2017 will reach its 2nd year anniversary. It was one of the UK’s worst fire disaster.

The Unfolding of Grenfell Fire

According to UK’s NHS, there are still several residents that need psychological help. Yet, many more are not showing up. How can health workers look after residents who are still suffering trauma 2 years has passed since the incident?

Can Virtual Reality help victims let go of their painful experience?

And this is the primary goal why UK’s NHS has just released a “virtual reality film featuring former England striker Les Ferdinand to encourage people to open up about their mental health“.

VR/AR and the now-and-future of STEM learning

Medical students in England during the 18th and 19th century knew about the notorious bodysnatching from graveyards to provide them with a sufficient supply of cadavers for their anatomy classes.

Fast forward to the 21st century, medical students are now probing the inside of a human body with Anatomyou via a VR headset. No cadavers are needed.

VR/AR technology is now and will continue to be an indispensable partner not only of medical students, but virtually all students across disciplines, and particularly those specialising in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).