Wild Dolphin VR, a drug-free medicine!
Science proves that swimming-with-wild-dolphins in Virtual Reality is an alternative and drug-free medicine, without any side effects for both Humans and Dolphins. Swimming with dolphins is on the ‘bucket list’ of many. And not without good reason. It’s an amazing experience. Looking into the eye of a dolphin or a whale is very personal and profound. Most people who have been lucky enough to experience such an encounter describe it as having a contact with what feels like a different but strangely familiar and benevolent, intelligence. It inspires, and leaves a joyous, peaceful feeling to be part of their serene ocean world. This universal positive bond between dolphins and people has been accounted for over thousands of years. Even the healing effects are since long known. Legends and stories are abundant, ancient and of more recent date.
Medical study on the effect of swimming-with-wild-dolphins of patients with a depression has shown remarkable results. (British Medical Journal) However most so-called: Dolphin-assisted therapies are with dolphins in captivity. Today, we know so much more about the profound intelligence and social structures of dolphins and whales. Taking away their freedom is by many indications an undesirable practice, and leads to suffering in many ways. So we thought; Let’s make a great alternative! For the love of dolphins. For the love of people.
Today we are in use in more than 400 hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide. We are well on our way to being a new drug free medicine without side-effects for users and dolphins. A study by ‘s Heeren Loo, one of our partners and specialists in mental healthcare, has shown that in a group of 55 mildly mental handicapped clients with very high stress levels, 82% showed and reported a considerable improvement after swimming with the dolphins in VR on a regular base. Maybe virtual dolphins don’t just help us escape reality, they help us live in it.
The project started as an art project. The quality of the 360°VR content, we were lucky enough to film, is accordingly. We worked with one of the top-European specialists in 360°VR productions VIEMR.
Read below about some of the professionals in Medical VR that work with our Dolphins.