Meet Digital Design VR, one of the 9 teams who won the first phase of VR4REHAB Covid Rehab and advanced to the next phase the Dev Jams.

From 17 to 21 May 2021 18 teams and 10 individuals from 9 countries, competed in the VR4REHAB hackathon, with one common goal: invent Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for Long Covid rehabilitation.

The aim of Digital Design VR is to create a low-cost digital spirometer accessory for VR so that anybody can monitor their lung health at home in a fun and engaging way.

The team consists of Sam Hyde, Rob Stacey and Scott Herod, full-time researchers and design engineers at the AMRC, University of Sheffield.

The team shares a passion for Virtual Reality, advanced visualisation, electronics, and high tech design and prototyping.

What makes your project unique?

There are a limited number of options for at home lung health monitoring. Existing solutions are either too expensive, are not engaging, or are too complex. Our design should make at home lung health monitoring low cost, easy to use, and engaging.

The Digital Design VR application will be a low-cost solution and will make devices much more accessible. There will be no moving parts – reliability and simplicity are key.

In addition, the device should be easily implemented by developers into any modern platform, such as VR, AR, and mobile devices.



Sam Hyde

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