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PROGRESSIVE CORNISH BUSINESSES IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE 3D WORLD
08/01/2020 12:18 PM 0
Free ‘Immersive Tech Introductions’ showcase how Cornish businesses can utilise 3D photography scanning for all needs. New immersive technologies and digital platforms are offering a range of easy and cost-effective methods to communicate and market products and propositions of all kinds. Now, thanks to Coastal Community funding, the world of 3D scanning and photography, and the new and exciting accessibility it delivers, will be available for free for Cornish businesses in a workshop in Bude in January.
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07.01.19

PROGRESSIVE CORNISH BUSINESSES IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE 3D WORLD

Free ‘Immersive Tech Introductions’ showcase how Cornish businesses can utilise 3D photography scanning for all needs  

New immersive technologies and digital platforms are offering a range of easy and cost-effective methods to communicate and market products and propositions of all kinds. Now, thanks to Coastal Community funding, the world of 3D scanning and photography, and the new and exciting accessibility it delivers, will be available for free for Cornish businesses in a workshop in Bude in January.

The session is part of a series of innovative cost-free ‘Immersive Tech Introductions’ for Cornish businesses of all sizes, types and sectors. These opportunities have been opened up via the Coastal Communities funding gained by the new wAVE project, led by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth University. Across the next 12 months, organisations across Cornwall can gain access to new technological knowledge and skills that could significantly boost the awareness, efficiency and success of their business.

Taking place at the Parkhouse Centre in Bude between 10.30am and 2.30pm on January 23rd, the free 3D scanning session will introduce local Cornish businesses to the potential of how 3D photography scanning can be applied to disability, business, education, hospitality and property needs.

This session will be led by Chris Wood, director of Ocean 3D™, a leading 3D Virtual Reality photography scanning business. Ocean 3D was the first business in the world, without physical premises, to be awarded the ‘Autism Friendly’ award by the National Autistic Society and is currently working with a number of NHS trusts. Ocean 3D apply a pro-health, pro-accessibility ethos to help businesses become more accessible to people with autism, anxiety, reduced mobility and accessibility issues.

Chris Wood, director of Ocean 3D™, said: “Businesses need to realise that the potential for 3D photography scanning stems way beyond being an immersive and captivating marketing tool, it is also an incredible way to increase the accessibility of your business. This is the ideal session for businesses that focus on inclusion and availability, but it is also highly relevant for sectors such as education, hospitality and property. I look forward to meeting with businesses in Bude on the 23rd of January.”

The innovative wAVE Project is led by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Cornwall Museums Partnership, and Falmouth University. The project has received a significant amount of funding to upskill and train individuals and businesses across Cornwall in new and exciting immersive technologies.

Amy Shakespeare, wAVE Community Project Manager at Cornwall Museums Partnership, said: “We’re proud to be leading the wAVE project alongside Falmouth University on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP. The first session at Bedruthan Hotel focussed on screenless browsing and it was a tremendous success with a full house on the day. We hope to repeat this with the second session. Throughout 2020, we will be covering different areas of the emerging immersive tech industry, showing how they can benefit Cornish businesses of all shapes and sizes, all free of charge.”

The session will include a free lunch - please note any dietary requirements when booking your free ticket via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/immersive-tech-introductions-3d-tours-tickets-80848188107?ref=estw

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Issued on behalf of the wAVE project and Cornwall Museums Partnership by Excess Energy Communications. For further info please contact Else Welde or Rhona Gardiner on Else@excess-energy.co.uk or Rhona@excess-energy.co.uk or by calling 01637 852130.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Coastal Communities Fund

The Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and this government is determined to see it thrive all year round. That’s why by 2020 the Government will have invested over £200 million in our much loved seaside areas through dedicated programmes like Coastal Communities Fund to help in generating jobs and boosting businesses.

So far, analysis has shown that this has been money well spent with every £1 invested having the potential to create an up to £8 boost to our coastal economies. To find out more visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coastal-communities-fund

 


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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.