Viarama to work with young offenders and trainee paramedics

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Scotland-based Viarama has two projects in the pipeline that will see the VR social enterprise continue to help a wide variety of people, chief executive Billy Agnew has revealed.

Quick read

➨ Viarama takes VR into schools, nursing homes, hospices, respite centres and hospitals to improve quality of life

➨ Its upcoming projects focus on young offenders and students training to be paramedics

➨ ‘Our goal is to continue to use VR to help a wide variety of people’

The story

Viarama, which takes VR into schools, nursing homes, hospices, respite centres and hospitals to improve quality of life, is working on applying immersive tech in the justice system and to the training of paramedics.

Agnew explains: “We are soon to start using VR within the justice system in the UK to help young offenders in the first instance. We’ve seen how schoolchildren in both mainstream and special needs or alternative schools have taken to VR, and to be able to help young offenders using the technology will be wonderful.”

“Another big project we can talk about is our collaboration with Queen Margaret University to use VR to train paramedics as part of their highly innovative new course.”

“We’ll use VR to introduce students to difficult and challenging situations in a safe and effective manner which will significantly improve their ability to understand the issues they may face in real life incidents.”

Agnew concludes: “Our goal is to continue to use VR to help a wide variety of people, while training and employing many more young people in the process.”

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