Virtual Wembury NOW

The area between Wembury Point and Gara Point is being developed as a virtual reality model to support research into the use of 3D technologies for the restoration of psychological and physical well-being following traumatic surgery. Evaluations of the technology are already under way with military casualties and amputees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and plans are being developed to extend the research into other departments (including Intensive Care) throughout 2013. Read more ...

Virtual Wembury THEN

Plans to build a huge commercial dock and railway complex were submitted to, and rejected by the House of Lords in 1909. Using the same underlying 3D model as is being developed for the healthcare version of Virtual Wembury, a virtual reality reconstruction of one of the dock layouts has been produced, featuring numerous relevant historical scenes for discussion and education. In addition, an Augmented Reality version of the two dock layout proposals was demonstrated in situ at Wembury Bay by University of Birmingham postgraduate researchers in the summer of 2012. Read more ...

"Digital Inclusion"

The University of Birmingham Research Team is keen to involve individuals of all backgrounds and from all walks of life in the future development of these virtual reality scenarios and their use in research and education. "Digital Inclusion" is a term used to describe how groups like ours can work closely with individuals and communities to help make computer technologies less daunting and more likely to be used to help capture and archive memories and materials (newspaper cuttings, pictures, stories, etc.), for the benefit and education of future generations. We want you to get involved with the Virtual Wembury project! Interested? Read on ...