For the tech-savvy amongst us, high on the list of this years must have gadgets for Christmas is a virtual reality kit for your games console.
They offer you a chance to immerse yourself completely in another world and interact in 3 dimensions via the sight and sound in the headset. The once promising technology has been gathering dust for some years, but now, thanks to renewed interest from the likes of Google, Microsoft and even Apple, it’s making a comeback! But, did you know, much of the ground-breaking work to pioneer virtual reality went on right here in Leicester?
Dr Jonathan Waldern lead a research team based at the then Leicester Polytechnic before founding the company Virtuality. Twenty five years ago today, they were poised to launch their VR arcade games machines to the global market.