As the coronavirus pandemic develops across the world, more communities are in self-isolation. While there are few ideas to get you going during the lockdown, VR seems ideally suited as a perfect companion for the weeks ahead.
Based out of Borehamwood, the UK, Roto VR, a startup that markets an interactive, ‘360-degree’ chair, has raised £1.5 million (approx €1.7 million) in a funding round led by Pembroke VCT. Additionally, TVB Growth Fund, managed by The FSE Group, participated in the round as well.
As per the company, Roto VR chair has been designed especially for virtual reality, to make 360-degree exploration effortless. Moreover, it is designed to make VR more accessible, for many of whom have turned to VR and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Founded by video gaming industry veterans!
Roto VR was founded in 2015 by Elliott Myers and Gavin Waxkirsh in a bid to address the physical problems of consuming VR while seated, such as motion sickness and tangling cables, thereby enhancing the immersive experience with haptic / vibration feedback in the chair.