While many people look forward to the day that they can bring virtual reality (VR) technology to their homes, others are more excited about the prospect of bringing it to the classroom. Educational VR has the potential to revolutionise teaching, and new company AIM VR hopes to capitalise on that potential with Vessels VR. This new software has recently launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, seeking $2,300 CAD to aid development.
Vessels VR is intended for use in elementary schools, teaching students about the human organ systems. Using an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) children are taken on a tour inside the human body, accompanied by a robot named PAL that will both guide and educate them. AIM VR has turned to Kickstarter in order to raise the funds needed to complete the project with the help of other developers. Currently the team consists of eight members.
Those interested in backing Vessels VR have a variety of reward tiers to choose from. Access to the Beta version of the title is available for a $50 pledge. It’s not clear just when the experience might launch, although these reward tiers do offer a February 2015 date. VRFocus will continue to follow Vessels VR‘s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.