Star Wars: Force for Change has just given fans some insane opportunities and prizes with its 40th year anniversary contest.]
Now, it's bringing a different kind of smile to a different target audience, and one that will make good use of VR technology in the process. Starlight Virtual Reality is a new VR initiative project, and Star Wars: Force for Change has opted to become its founding sponsor in its latest endeavor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project's goal is to have 270 VR headsets in hospitals all over the country. partnering with the likes of Niagara Cares and Google's VR technology, the program will give hospitalized kids and Star Wars fans an adventure of a lifetime.
"We're excited to announce the launch of Starlight VR, which we believe will be a game changer in the pediatric health care space. We're excited to have Lucasfilm and Disney, Google and Niagara Cares alongside us as we harness the power of virtual reality to bring more smiles to hospitalized kids when and where they need it most."
The effort will bring content from the Star Wars franchise, Google Expeditions, Google Earth VR, Tilt Brush, and Daydream to kids in hospitals. Apart from great content, the project will also enable visits from celebrities. It will also have other programs, such as the Meet BB-8 experience (first to be seen in the Star Wars Celebration).
The Starlight Virtual Reality collaboration will launch on Wednesday at the Florida Hospital for Children in Florida ahead of the celebration.
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