Homesick? Then Visit Ireland via Virtual Reality


Virtual reality is really going places. While we aren’t at holodeck level just yet, things are getting damn exciting.

By Nicole Buckler

Do you have a Virtual Reality (VR) headset? If no, then get one. RIGHT. NOW.  If you do have a VR headset, then you might be interesed in this series of “vrideos” ( immersive video for virtual reality).

Developed by Dr. Eric Fassbender, this series of 360-degree relaxation videos with sound, is called “Atmosphaeres.

The first in the series was called Dream Beach 360. It is a virtual relaxation vrideo for VR console Oculus Rift, or Samsung’s Gear VR, and other VR Headsets. More or less, slip on your virtual reality headset, and you are suddenly lying on a gorgeous beach getting a virtual tan. (Click here to see a 3D version)

After this product release, people were intrigued, and demanded more. So Dr. Fassbender released the 2nd Atmosphaere, A Walk on the Beach. Again after great feedback, and recognising the clear demand and need for these virtual relaxation environments, Dr. Fassbender has released his third Atmosphaere vrideo called Ireland VR.

And this is the one we are interested in. Ireland VR allows users to virtually explore and relax in Ireland. For those who are living abroad and who are feeling homesick, this is just the medicine you need. After you walk along an inland lake, you can hear passing sheep bleating in the fields. But that’s not all. You get to explore the wild Atlantic ocean as it crashes onto shore. You’ll feel no need to return to the mother country again. You’ll have the motherboard instead.

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A scene from a visit to virtual-reality Ireland.

“I actually wasn’t expecting this high of a demand for my virtual relaxation environments,” Dr. Fassbender says, “however, with the success of the first two Atmosphaeres, I knew right then and there that there’s a legitimate need for virtual reality relaxation. This is why I decided to fly to one of the most amazing and mystical places in the world and produce Ireland VR.”

According to Dr. Fassbender, the decision to continue making virtual reality relaxation vrideos was based on the feedback from users. One customer, Robert Deluce, successfully used the Dream Beach 360 Atmosphaere for pain and anxiety reduction during his recovery from leg surgery. “It totally moved me from my hospital bed to another place,” Robert says. “After about 5 minutes of playing the Atmosphaeres virtual relaxation video I was already feeling much more relaxed and free.”

With Ireland VR, Dr. Fassbender responds to his customers’ requests for more relaxing sights and sounds. So now you don’t have to fly to Ireland to experience the green island in its full and amazing glory. You can simply download the Ireland VR Atmosphaere and, using your VR headset, it will be like you’re actually there, relaxing while taking in the calming sights and sounds. Well it will be calm as long as no members of the Dáil Éireann walk into your view.

A lot of satisfied users are calling it the best Atmosphaere yet. So buy it…or at least buy a VR headset first. You could start with Samsung Gear or Oculus Rift.

And if you do buy it, you won’t be home for Christmas… but you still have to send presents though. Especially to me.

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