World-First Virtual Reality Health Experience Opens In Sydney

Women Love Tech
on 13 April 2018

Get ready for a world first tech event to educate you about your health and digestive system being held in Sydney from this weekend.

It’s a Virtual Reality experience with a difference – a real world + VR pop-up Gutland and will see users navigate through a highly stylised and gamified digestive system. Whilst moving through the mouth, stomach and intestines, participants will take on a series of challenges before finally exiting out of the proverbial back door.

The health brand Metamucil in Gutland aims to educate participants about the importance of fibre, staying regular and having a healthy gut.

“The VR experiences now possible in the home are extraordinary,” said Diesel Immersive Founder, Daniel Sim Lind, “but while you can see a 3D world around you when it comes to touch you’re limited to holding game-style controllers. What sets Metamucil’s Gutland experience apart is that you can physically touch everything you see in the VR world.  Everything you place your hands on the real world is exactly matched by virtual objects inside Gutland. With P&G’s support, we have built the world’s most tactile VR experience, with dozens of touchable and tracked objects.”

The Gutland experience is set up as a green-screen stage, allowing adventurers to share videos of their experience inside the virtual world. These “Mixed Reality” videos show both the real person and the fantasy VR world they are experiencing.

“This is the most ambitious live mixed reality video ever attempted,” said Mr. Sim Lind.

The VR pop-up will be live in Darling Harbour on April 14, 2018.

Date: Saturday 14th April

Time: 9 – 5pm

Location: Harbourside Amphitheatre, Darling Harbour (close to Harbourside Shopping Centre), Sydney, NSW

Andrew Crowe, Brand Manager, P&G Healthcare, ANZ said: “For decades, Metamucil has been in households across the country. Everyone knows why fibre is important but not everyone really knows why. The creation of Metamucil in Gutland is a way of communicating the crucial role of fibre in supporting gut health and regularity in a truly exciting, innovative and interactive way.”

Gutland is part of a broader campaign which aims to get people taking about their digestive health and wellness. It launches off the back of the hugely successful creative featuring Nugget, Miss Metamucil and Gutsy, which has already seen over 5 million views and 40,000 clicks, comments and shares across social channels, including by celeb Michael Clarke, Beau Ryan, Tiffany Scanlon and Paul Gallen.

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