Harry Willmott

VR Artist

Harry is a creative filmmaker who is fascinated by perception and perspectives.

Harry found himself embedded within the VR Lab at Torbay Hospital, tasked with producing immersive non-technical skills training experiences. He wants to gather as much knowledge and understanding of immersion as he can, to help produce life-changing training experiences.

What I’m working on:

The context of my questions comes from exploring the use of emerging immersive technology in healthcare, and has particular focuses on cinematic VR (360 video). It’s relatively easy to pick up a 360 camera and record anything these days, so I’ve set out to discover the sort of peripheral procedures and supporting design that may be needed to make the most effective immersive experiences. I’d like to find what kind of immersive experiences might be best suited in hospitals and the public health sector, for both patients and staff using newly accessible tech, and to explore how such experiences could be implemented.

Expertise and skills:

My expertise lies in the creative exploration and presentation of perspectives using lens-based media. (I love to make films and take pictures all about perspectives.)

As a filmmaker and photographer who found himself working to produce hundreds of health and care training videos over the last few years for the NHS, within this fellowship I’m the Health perspective! I’ll be looking at everything with a focus on how it can help improve wellbeing or strengthen healthcare skills and training. Where many immersive experiences may be seeking to thrill or entertain, I’ll be looking into experiences geared for recovery, wellness and improving ourselves.



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