Ask any child and most of them will say that they love hiking, biking, and even playing soccer. However, for patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, most times leaving the hospital bed is a challenge. 900lbs of Creative, a Dallas experience design company, and Cook Children’s Medical Center teamed up to bring the ultimate virtual reality experience to the kids at the medical center.
On Wednesday, March 29, kids at Cook Children’s Medical Center got a chance to become a futuristic virtual goalkeeper, scuba dive off the Florida Keys or hike atop the beautiful mountain peaks of New Mexico. The children were provided with virtual reality HTC Vive headsets to start their amazing journey. A YouTube video from the event can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ETPE_DlKM00
“The ability to virtually transport someone completely out of context and take them on a dreamlike journey is such a powerful thing. Technology has finally caught up with our imaginations. Being a part of the Dallas / Fort Worth community and giving back is so important to us at 900lbs,” said Steve Deitz, CEO/Founder, 900lbs of Creative.
“We are excited to have such a unique event for our patients and families at Cook Children’s. 900lbs has been so thoughtful and generous in the planning process; we are grateful for our community members who give back! The Child Life Department works hard to provide fun and engaging activities for patients and siblings, while focusing on family centered care. Whatever challenges patients are going through, we believe kids deserve to be kids in every way we can make possible. This experience will certainly brighten so many faces, so thank you 900lbs for your time, generosity, and commitment,” said Jillian Mitchell, Community Program Coordinator, Cook Children’s.
View photos of the event are available at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jaz6d5cvr0ruwpo/AADfw5oxAQ0_XyVSkpfAKVIGa?dl=0
According to the company website, 900lbs of Creative provides services to companies, sports teams, museums, educational institutions and other entities for their needs in virtual reality, augmented reality, visual content and storytelling technology, interactive and experiential marketing, disruptive marketing, animation, large format videos and other technologies to help companies reach their intended audiences in new, innovative ways.
Interested parties may contact 900lbs of Creative through the contact information contained in this release.
Resources available to the press (print, television, radio, digital):
• Video and photos of children wearing virtual reality HTC vive headsets: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jaz6d5cvr0ruwpo/AADfw5oxAQ0_XyVSkpfAKVIGa?dl=0
• Interview with officials at Cook’s Children Medical Center
• Interview with 900lbs’ CEO
• 900lbs will provide interviews in Spanish
Release ID: 185805