Cardio VR is a virtual reality app for Google Cardboard where players act as doctors scanning their patients to fix their health issues

Country: UKCardio VR
Year: 2010

  • Coaching: an insurance company could use VR as a coaching tool for its customers, engaging in MOOC around emergency support.

Concept

  • The British company Blippar developed Cardio VR, which is a virtual reality game, accessible via a smartphone app and compatible with VR viewers such as View Master, Fibrum, Homido, Lakento, Archos, Durovis and Google Cardboard.
  • Cardio VR is compatible with iOS and Android.
  • Users act as a doctor in his practice and have to treat his patients. They listen to the patient’s complaints. The smartphone tracks head movements and enables users to scan the patient’s body (with an organ or a bone scanner) to identify the issue. Once targeted for a few seconds, the issue is fixed and another patient comes in.

Consumer Benefits

  • Free game: Cardio VR is a free smartphone app, that anyone can use.
  • Head controlled: the game does not require the use of the magnetic push button of the Cardboard.

How to use

  • Users download Cardio VR on their smartphone, launch the app and scan the QR-code of their Cardboard to link it with the app.
  • Users move their head to scan the patients’ bodies and target the issue with the viewfinder on the displayed screen.
  • Once targeted, the issue vanishes, the patient goes away and another one comes in.

Illustration

  • Video “Blippar Lab Presents: Cardio VR”