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Immersive VR experience

A VR experience comprising a collection of cherished memories using social media photos, videos and music/sounds from memorable events.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

For: Old/terminally ill people It provides a virtual experience that helps them relive the best moments of their lives over and over again and take their mind off of the pain and suffering, even if only for a moment.

It is inspired from the proverbial "life flashing before our eyes" that people talk about when they experience a near death experience. I would imagine it to be a 3D VR experience where you can walk in a gallery of images and videos and as you choose an image/video you get other sensory stimulation (audio/smell) to help you relive those moments, even if only for a while.

Having your last moments made up of memories that you love, but sometimes that you don't even recall until you see a photo or video of it is sure to bring back eve more memories (think a background story to the image, for example a kiss just before or after the photo was taken) and a smile on the person who is about to pass on to the next world.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Using VR headsets like the HTC Vive a virtual tour can be made in 3D video format. Or to talk live in 3D with family and friends who are not present using the Microsoft Hololens

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

How do we connect all this together and scale it up? How can we choose the memories and photos that would bring the most joy to the person who is about to die?

Tell us about your work experience:

I am an industrial designer/engineer. I love brainstorming new ideas with friends.

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