Amorphis 360 Experience via Virtual Reality featured in Kaleva

Our research on Virtual Reality (VR) is featured in today’s edition of Kaleva.

On the 23rd of September 2017, internationally acclaimed Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, streamed its 360 Experience concert live, as a 360° video. Simultaneously, almost 30 test subjects took part in the University of Oulu’s distance concert trial, by watching the concert remotely and in real-time, using VR equipment.

The experiment was a joint collaboration effort involving the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, the Interact Research Unit, and the LeaForum Human Lab, in an attempt to test the VR technology from the user’s perspective, and investigate potential health issues, common to VR users such as cyber-sickness. The results can also be used to further develop virtual distance events and to improve the concert experience.

Contact person: Matti Pouke