The VR app that teaches you how to save lives
Most of the attention around virtual reality (VR) technology has focused on games, but the latest use for VR is much more serious: it’s teaching people to save lives in a digitally simulated world.
Lifesaver VR is a new app created for the British charity the Resuscitation Council. It teaches people how to help someone who’s just had a cardiac arrest (which is when your heart stops pumping blood around your body).
The app works on iPhone and Android smartphones as well as in web browsers, and uses videos to teach people how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) by pushing down on a person’s chest rhythmically to help start the heart again.
The charity hopes that this will help more people survive cardiac arrests.
The VR app helps you save lives.