Virtual reality app brings crisis zones closer to home

November 23, 2015

A new mobile app from Los Angeles-based media company RYOT allows users to step virtually into crisis zones, from the war-torn streets of Syria to post-earthquake Nepal. Users -- watching on a mobile device or wearing a virtual reality headset -- can shift their viewpoint at will, looking up, down and even behind them to take in collapsing buildings and ruined streets.

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