Improve Your Rugby Through Virtual Reality

Oct 15, 2009
Outside Magazine

Medical News Today reports that The School of Psychology at Belfast's Queen's University have been working with the Ulster rugby team by testing the player's visual perception through a range of virtual training scenarios.  The testing goes beyond a regular computer game as players wear backpacking of sensors and a helmet, allowing them a 360 degree of the virtual field.  The game is meant to both help scientist better understand the different decisions made by players in various situations, providing insight into the decision making process. Watch a clip of the game testers run around like blind monkeys and learn more about the program on the Queen's University website.

--Alison Kelman

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