Dutch non-profit develops waterproof 3D printed VR headset to let disabled ‘swim’ with dolphins

Dutch non-profit develops waterproof 3D printed VR headset to let disabled 'swim' with dolphins

A Netherlands-based startup has made it possible to swim with the dolphins in VR. The non-profit, called The Dolphin Swim Club, is aiming to offer the same benefits as dolphin-assisted therapies—which are often used for people with disabilities—but without having to use real, captive dolphins. The Dolphin Swim Club was founded by Dutch artist Marijke Sjollema who was inspired to start the initiative after an encounter with a dolphin in 1993 while swimming off the coast in Mexico. According to Sjollema, she initially thought the shadow approaching her in the water was the of a shark, and was relieved […]

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