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The VR/AR for Impact initiative was launched by HTC at the World Economic Forum last year. The $10 million program aims to drive virtual reality and augmented reality content to create positive impact and change in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Developer Goals. HTC’s Vive division has now teamed up with the World Economic Forum to drive the VR/AR for Impact initiative forward.

HTC Vive’s partnership with the World Economic Forum is going to drive the VR/AR for Impact initiative further. The company’s Vive division is also going to showcase its latest content at the United Nation’s Sustainable Impact Hub at the WEF 2018 in Davos.

The World Economic Forum is going to drive this initiative going forward in collaboration with a core group of AR/VR leaders and the United Nations. HTC’s Vive division will remain a core member of the group and will continue to design and create experiences as part of this collaborative commitment to advance the use of augmented and virtual reality to educate and empower humanity.

The VR/AR for Impact experiences that will be highlighted this week at WEF 2018 include OrthoVR which aims to increase the availability of well-fitting prosthetics in low-income countries by employing VR and 3D rapid prototyping tools to add to the clinical staff’s capacity without reducing quality.

Tree is another acclaimed VR experience which will immerse viewers in the tragic fate of a rainforest tree to bring attention to the realities of deforestation that’s proving to be one of the largest contributors to global warming.

These VR experiences will be available to all attendees at the UN’s Sustainable Impact Hub at WEF 2018 in Davos tomorrow.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Augmented Reality (AR), HTC, HTC Vive and Virtual Reality (VR).

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