Help requested posted on 23rd March 2018:
We have recently purchased a number of Samsung VR sets and currently only have the 1 car crash film to use with them. I am looking to expand our library of films to make best use of the equipment. I am particularly interested in any PTW training or hazard awareness films or indeed any other road safety related productions. Can anyone assist by pointing me in the right direction please, is anyone aware of a library of available films? I would be grateful for any assistance in this area.
Response posted on 23rd March 2018 by:
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We are in the same boat as you. We have 10x headsets and only the 1 film which is fantastic. I would be grateful if you let me know if you find anything else and we will do the same if you send me your details. Thanks Elaine
Response posted on 23rd March 2018 by:
I'd suggest looking at the four other threads on the Knowledge Centre about this already - they will give you contacts who are already using or developing other VR films but also some background on why the use of such films needs to be VERY carefully evaluated.
Response posted on 26th March 2018 by:
I'd suggest contacting James Evans of First Car who is creating VR films for road safety - and water safety - and getting a library of such together where those who have contributed to development of films get access to others in system as well. It's work in progress as I understand. I agree need to think carefully about use/value/effectiveness - how they can be used best in context. We're hoping to do one on junction behaviour - but getting all thought through a challenge
Response posted on 27th March 2018 by:
We are in the process of commissioning some research into VR application for hazard perception training. If the project is successful in securing funding this work will be a useful resource (although will not be immediately available). As you say it is important not to duplicate work - I second the suggestion of contacting James Evans at First Car, as they are working in this space and are doing work around bringing available resources together.
Response posted on 28th March 2018 by:
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Hi, Yes we are in a similar position. We have some headsets and 1 film, but would like to have access to others and also like to develop our own.
There (allegedly) an Immersive Hub in which films will be held, but to get access to these you need to buy into the pot or to produce your own film which will then give you access.
I'm actually a regional Policy and Management Rep for the Yorkshire and Humber region and will be attending the quarterly meeting next week. I'm going to raise VR as an issue and see whether RSGB could take a lead in co ordinating things at a national level.
Keep me posted as to how you get in.
Response posted on 29th March 2018 by:
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You are absolutely right Rebecca, the Immersive Community Education (ICE) Hub at www.theicehub.co.uk has been created to help facilitate the sharing of films - originally, it was decided that to stimulate investment into films, authorities and organisations would have to create a film to contribute in order to gain access. That has now been changed to a minimum contribution of £2,500 to a collaborative film production - to simulate further joint working in VR.
If you are interested in finding out more about the ICE Hub or upcoming films seeking collaborative funding, please feel free to drop me a line via email or phone.
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