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 be 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.
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual reality system
VR Ready laptop
24" 6 Outlet Power Strip
Velcro Cable Ties
OpenBeam Top Mount
OpenBeam To Rift Sensor Left
OpenBeam To Rift Sensor Right
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.