Educational virtual reality (VR) platform Unimersiv is being launched on Google’s Cardboard and Daydream platforms.
Unimersiv had previously made its educational VR experiences available for users of Samsung’s Gear VR, but now the Unimersiv experience catalogue is being made available for Cardboard and Daydream. This will bring historical experiences like exploring the ancient Greek Parthenon available to those who own Google’s Cardboard and Daydream headsets.
The Unimersiv catalogue offers experiences from visiting the vast monuments of Ancient Rome, to exploring the inside of the International Space Station, to journeying through the human brain. The Unimersiv app itself is available for free from the Google Play store, but individual experiences need to be bought as in-app purchases, ranging in price from £1.99 GBP to £3.09.
The developers of Unimersiv are keen to support schools, colleges and other educational centres. Educators can sign up as a school to gain special benefits. Education is beginning to use VR and augmented reality technology in a big way. Colleges and universities such as Kingston University and UC Berkeley are getting dedicated VR technology labs and classrooms in Norway have begun to experiment with using Microsoft’s HoloLens to enhance lessons. It is not surprising that educators would be keen to use the opportunity offered by Unimersiv‘s content catalogue.
The developers have confirmed compatibility with the following headsets in addition to the already supported Gear VR: Homido, View Master, FreeFly, Durovis, VRBox, Lakento, Archos and most other Google Cardboard/Daydream headsets.
VRFocus will bring you further updates on Unimersiv as they come in.