KLM’s VR Experience Helps Hospitalized Children Experience Travel
The airline is using VR to give children a chance to see the world without ever leaving the ground
Netherlands-based airline KLM is known for being both innovative and a bit quirky, from creating its own pair of sneakers to using facial recognition to speed along passenger check-ins. Now the company is using VR to give children in the hospital a chance to see the world without ever leaving the ground.
Working with Wonju Severance Christian Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, KLM prepared a special trip for a group of children currently receiving treatment there. Using a 360 VR viewer, the children were given up-close views of world-famous attractions, including Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower, as well as the company’s home city of Amsterdam.
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Lara Speier is involved with product/operations & marketing at Hakuna. Speier previously worked in the Mobile and Emerging Products Division: Content/Editorial Projects at Yahoo. She also worked at the The Skinny Dipping Report as a Business Developer and Media Manager with focus on brand growth, project management, PR, partnerships and collaborations.