Anglia Ruskin University use VR for polar exploration


A fascinating project has been developed recently in Cambridge. Anglia Ruskin University has used VR to take adventurers and history enthusiasts on a journey through the icy landscapes of Antarctica.

The experience has been produced by Anglia Ruskin University in collaboration with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT). The experience transports participants into the boots of polar explorers traversing the icy tundra.

Credit to Natalie Malcolm / BBC

Located within Cambridge’s esteemed Polar Museum, this innovative initiative seeks to bridge the gap between distant history and contemporary technology, making the rich heritage of Antarctica more accessible to all.

Through the lens of virtual reality headsets, visitors can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of this remote continent.

At the core of the project lies a commitment to education and exploration. By harnessing the power of VR technology, participants can walk in the footsteps of intrepid explorers.

From the vast expanses of ice to the breathtaking vistas of polar wildlife, every detail has been meticulously recreated to provide an authentic and immersive experience.

But beyond the thrill of adventure, the project serves a deeper purpose – one of preservation and appreciation.

As climate change threatens to reshape the Antarctic landscape, preserving its history and heritage becomes more crucial than ever. By offering a virtual window into this pristine wilderness, this experience not only educates but also inspires a newfound appreciation for the beauty of our planet’s polar regions.

This project has reminded us here at RedboxVR of software that we pre-install on our multi-user VR Kits, ExpeditionsPro.

ExpeditionsPro is a platform for creating and sharing virtual tours. The software allows you to create your own virtual tour and share them with others across the globe, viewing them in immersive VR.