Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

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A therapist tests out new cutting-edge waterproof virtual reality glasses playing a film of dolphins, at the 'S Heeren Loo care center for disabled people in Apeldoorn, eastern Netherlands. Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists slamming it as cruel. But the Dolphin Swim Club, a Dutch non-profit, believes it has found a way to bring people, especially the disabled, closer to such a joyful experience through the technological, immersive advances offered by virtual reality (VR). - AFP


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