Wild Dolphin VR, a drug-free medicine!
Science proves that swimming with wild dolphins in Virtual Reality is a 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’s inspiring and leaves a joyous, peaceful feeling. This universal positive bond between dolphins and people has been accounted for over thousands of years. Legends and stories are abundant, ancient and of more recent date. The VR transports the viewer to be immersed in their serene ocean world. This proves to have a significant beneficial effect. The Dolphin Swim Club is happy to bring this enlighting experience as a Medical VR solution to patients worldwide!
Previous medical study on the effect of swimming with (real) wild dolphins with patients suffering from 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 great suffering on the part of the cetaceans.
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 150 hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide. A new drug-free medicine without side-effects for patients or dolphins. Dolphins get to be wild and free. And if patients need fewer farmaceuticals, it means lower cost and a profit for the environment.
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.