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THE OCEAN 3D COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS GIFT
01/12/2019 11:49 AM 0
We are offering to create and host for a year, one of our interactive 360 3D tours of a location* WHAT DO WE DO? 360 3D tours enable people to visit, explore and enjoy locations that are difficult or impossible to access due to distance, income, physical or mental disabilities. There is a growing wealth of scientific and clinical studies showing the positive benefits of virtual reality (VR) in the elderly, young and ill.
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WHAT DO WE DO? 360 3D tours enable people to visit, explore and enjoy locations that are difficult or impossible to access due to distance, income, physical or mental disabilities. There is a growing wealth of scientific and clinical studies showing the positive benefits of virtual reality (VR) in the elderly, young and ill.

WHAT IS THE OFFER? This Christmas, we are offering to create*, annotate publish and host for twelve months, one of our award-winning interactive 360 3D VR tours of a location* that may no longer be easily accessible for our older, less mobile or seriously ill members of our community in Cornwall (e.g. the tour of St Buryan church, below)

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? To enter our competition agree what your patients, residents or children would most love to virtually visit, then complete and post the following social media friendly length sentence on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram from your organisations authorised social media ‘@‘

“We would love @ocean3duk to create a tour of ‘SPACE’ to ‘WHY YOUR PLACE SHOULD WIN’” Then ask for your colleagues, family and friends to share and comment. We will choose the winning entry early in January 2020 with scanning completed by the end of January*.


*Subject to the location chosen giving us permission to scan and publish the tour. The tour offered is of a total value of up to £1,000 including 12 months of hosting. The space must be ‘scan ready’ when we arrive on site. We must have safe, secure and full access and, must be a predominantly indoor space. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer without notice in cases of unsafe access, GDPR concerns or for any reason we feel is appropriate. No correspondence will be entered into in such an event. Ocean 3D will choose the best entry 

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Lorraines’ Cancer Story
09/01/2020 08:56 AM 0
”It occurred to me a few days ago and I meant to mention to you; when I was having Chemo/radiotherapy my white blood cells were low half way through treatment and I had to have a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions have always made me feel really queasy and the thought of having to have one was one of my low points....Having chemo for the first time is exceptionally scary too and to be shown (virtually) where you’ll be going in the Hospital would be of comfort. Once inside and once the first treatment is underway, it’s not as terrifying as it seems.”
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Edited extracts of an email from a friend, former colleague and cancer survivor. Printed with full permission.

”It occurred to me a few days ago and I meant to mention to you; when I was having Chemo/radiotherapy my white blood cells were low half way through treatment and I had to have a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions have always made me feel really queasy and the thought of having to have one was one of my low points.

To avert the dread, my partner at the time, persuaded me to go into the blood transfusion unit at the hospital to have a look around and that calmed my panic enormously. My thought was that perhaps you could use the scanner to do a similar thing to the ones you're doing to help people with a fear of flying, i.e. tour the Hospital wards for people like me who are (were) scared stiff of having the treatment. Knowing the layout (and where the exits were) made me feel much better about going in. Just a thought...L

Having chemo for the first time is exceptionally scary too and to be shown (virtually) where you’ll be going in the Hospital would be of comfort. Once inside and once the first treatment is underway, it’s not as terrifying as it seems. I’d be happy to put my name to anything that would alleviate people’s fears. I was exceptionally lucky to have survived and if my experience helps anyone else going through it, I won’t mind being named.” - Lorraine F.

Since receiving this email, Ocean 3D has partnered with NHS Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) and the Sowenna young persons mental health unit at Bodmin to produce 3D tours to help reduce worry for younger patients and aid with the trusts recruitment drive. More tours are planned. We know from other patients stories that our VR tours are reducing or even eliminating the apprehension and fear that Lorraine felt and, as we have written about in previous posts, there is now solid science behind the reduction of anxiety and even pain that VR offers.