A virtual reality installation at Amsterdam Central Station is intended to lure tourists to attractions outside the Dutch capital and thereby spread tourism throughout the country. The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, is the message, Het Parool reports.
The Red Cross in the Netherlands will soon be using virtual reality films in their first aid courses. The aid organization thinks that this will help students better envision an emergency situation so that they can learn how to deal with it, NU.nl reports.
The virtual reality films will first be used during an attempt to break the world record for the largest first aid course on Dam square in Amsterdam on September 9th. The current record stands at 1,795 participants. The Red Cross hopes to get up to 2,500 people.
China is following Amsterdam's example and will soon be opening virtual reality cinemas. Chinese electronics retailer Gome Group is soon opening 100 VR cinemas, modeled after The VR Cinema in Amsterdam, and teaming up with Amsterdam startup &Samhoud Media as distributor of VR films, the Financieele Dagblad reports.
Virtual Reality lets users see a simulated world in 360 degrees through special glasses. This makes for exciting movies, as watchers can see from all sides.
On Halloween night this year visitor and residents of Amsterdam are going to be in for the experience of their lifetimes when, for the first time in European history, the city will open its first Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up bioscope. Owner of the Samhout Advertising and Media company, Jip Samhout, told Parool that “It is the first time in the Netherlands that they are going to apply such large-scale virtual reality.”
Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.
TomTom is releasing a new mountable action camera to compete against the likes of GoPro and Garmin, the Dutch company announced on Wednesday in Amsterdam. The firm claims its TomTom Bandit Action Camera will “shake up the action camera market” due to its built-in media server.