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How virtual reality helps reunite families

How virtual reality helps reunite families

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Meet some of the people reunited with their families by the Family Reunions Project, which shows them 360-degree videos recorded back home on VR headsets.

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Launched in 2016 by two young immigrants in the U.S., the Family Reunions Project uses virtual reality to “transport” immigrants to their home country, the place they cannot return because of economic — or migratory — issues.

These are some of the people that have been reunited with their families through this project.

A still from Salcabamba, Peru. Mama Pitu, Salcabamba’s oldest resident, at 103, explains how the town has changed over the years.

Frisly Sr., the father of one of the project’s founders, hasn’t seen his childhood friends in over 15 years. During his reunion, the feeling of closeness was so real, that he extended his hand to try to shake that of one of his friends.

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How virtual reality helps reunite families

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