Virtual reality simulates how visually impaired athletes see

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Spotted: Toyota Sweden and the Swedish Paralympic Committee have created a virtual reality (VR) game that mimics how Paralympic footballers see the world. The game is part of a campaign to educate people about visual impairments and increase interest in the Paralympics. Users are challenged to kick a goal despite not being able to see the pitch clearly. The team's challenge was to make the VR realistic so users could experience the difficulties these footballers overcome to be successful. The development team used different effects to mimic a variety of vision problems. In one example, Vaseline smeared on a lens simulated the blurry pitch a…

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