VR can help the mobility-challenged
explore our planet... and beyond.
Providence TrinityCare Hospice approached us with a challenge to take their in-home care patients places they can't easily go. We're honored to embark on a project that would help the lives of many. For Kevin, a young patient of TrinityCare, visiting Space had always been a desire, but even getting out of the house is difficult. We needed to engineer a mobile VR cart that would easy to transport, setup, and operate so his caregivers can make in-home treatment a more positive experience, easily.
With the mobile PC VR cart, Kevin and others are able to experience space through Mission: ISS, and much more available in VR. The portability and reliability of the system, combined with a sensitivity to sanitization and ease-of-use
“Sometimes when I go in there I just forget about what I have, and these conditions. When you’re out there [in space] you feel like normal, you feel, how do I say this… you feel like… with no worries up there."
— Kevin, patient of TrinityCare
we're sharing the instructions and equipment list with you so you can recreate the portability of a Mobile PC VR Cart without needing to "figure it all out".
build your own Mobile VR Station by following the links below to get started.
OpenBeam Top Mount
Velcro Cable Ties
OpenBeam To Rift Sensor Left
OpenBeam To Rift Sensor Right
24" 6 Outlet Power Strip
Mission: ISS is an Emmy® nominated, immersive Virtual Reality experience designed to bring the wonders of space to the general public. Created in collaboration with NASA, Mission: ISS lets users explore the International Space Station in detail and understand what it’s like to be an astronaut in a way that’s never before been possible.
It is available for free through the Oculus Store.