We launch a VR joint research project with University of Sussex.

In Summer 2015 we conducted a small scale pilot study with University of Sussex in order to explore participant’s experience and perceptions of Virtual Reality.

The study was based on an 8-10 minute VR experience created by University of Udine's HCI Lab and was modelled on the landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River. Following the experience participants were given a 15 minute one to one interview. There were 36 participants in total drawn from a selection of staff and students.

There was huge positivity around the ability to “look around” and a really interesting set of conclusions ranging from the impact of audio to how prepared participants now felt compared to the usual flight safety briefing that occurs prior to flight.

tim fleming