One for the great features of virtual reality (VR) is the ability to enjoy experiences, from deep-sea diving, to exploring the wilderness of northern Canada. So active holiday specialist Neilson put VR technology to good use, allowing customers to ‘have a go before you go’ at either windsurfing or skiing.
Neilson is using Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMD) combined with rumble pads and wind machines to create a simulator that allows customers using real video footage filmed at a Neilson Beachclub and a Neilson Ski holiday to experience windsurfing or skiing for up to 90 seconds at a time.
The simulator is currently on tour around the UK. For anyone who has not yet tried current VR technology, this is a great way to experience the immersive world of virtual reality.