For kids battling various illnesses at St. Jude Children’s hospital, traveling is a luxury they cannot experience. This is why the medical institution partnered up with a travel company, Expedia in order to launch a pilot program called “Dream Adventures” which offers child patients to travel via immense virtual reality.
Vic Walia, senior director of brand marketing at Expedia said:
“We believe travel helps shape your views and make the world a better place. This is why we build tools and technology to get more people out there. This initiative with St. Jude is a way of bringing the power of travel to those who can’t travel themselves.”
The program was initially offered to four patients to enable the children to see plenty of destinations around the world like Patagonia in South Africa via live feed from 360-degree cameras positioned and manned by Expedia employees from different places.
It is wonderful how this virtual reality is helping kids have hope for a better tomorrow and continue on fighting their illnesses.
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