VR Video Simulates What It’s Like To Live With Autism

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Autism is something we hear about frequently but in most cases, we don’t really know what the individual is going through. The National Autistic Society has decided to bridge the gap by producing a video that simulates the experience using virtual reality.

Fast Company reports on the short film, TMI Virtual Reality Experience that is viewable on 360° YouTube or Google Cardboard VR. It looks at the world from the perspective of a child with autism who is waiting for his mother to take money out of a mall ATM.

Everything from the clicking of high heels, jingling of change and the flickering lights becomes practically unbearable as the video continues.

It requires empathy to raise a child with autism and a series of videos have been produced by Autism Speaks to help. They stimulate the experience of somebody who is on the autism spectrum. By looking at this new video using virtual reality, you get a closer experience to what they are experiencing.

Warning: this film contains flashing lights, bright colors and loud, sudden noises. Some people might experience motion sickness in this 360-degree virtual reality film.

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