Train with the England Six Nations rugby team with @Oculus_Rift virtual reality headset technology – an annotated graphic

Love rugby, hate pain? Virtual reality technology is your friend.

Network provider O2 has created ‘Wear the Rose’, which allows fans to train with the England rugby team in an immersive 360-degree sports experience.

The concept uses Oculus Rift virtual reality headset technology to transport users to the training pitch, where they will experience what it’s like to be part of the England team, whether its listening to a team talk from captain Chris Robshaw, getting tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receiving a pass from fullback Mike Brown.

Released to coincide with the Six Nations competition, the multi-sensory experience was created using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras in a custom-built gimbal specifically designed to keep the cameras steady and exploit the capabilities of Oculus Rift.

E&T News reported on this Oculus Rift England rugby experience story earlier today, with our news page also carrying video and photos.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Oculus Rift VR headset

Oculus Rift VR headset

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