The company Inmedia Studio has developed a virtual reality experience of the red planet for the program “Return to Mars” that premiered yesterday in National Geographic Spain, and they show us a video with how it was done.
National Geographic he premiered yesterday a self-produced program about the red planet called “Return to Mars“, in the thread of the arrival of the new documentary, whose second episode was broadcast yesterday also after finishing this special. The program told us the keys to the failure of the Schiaparelli probe of the ExoMars Mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos, its Russian counterpart as well as other concerns about this planet that fascinates us so much for its resemblance to Earth.
The program has also had the participation of outstanding astrophysicists and astronauts, and also with the actor Alberto Ammann (“Marte”, “Narcos”), who has known firsthand the conditions of the surface of Mars thanks to an innovative virtual reality experience developed by Inmedia Studio for this shoot. On this occasion, Inmedia Studio has assembled a mixed reality recording set, where a virtual reality experience has been combined with physical elements such as a harness system to simulate Martian gravity, rocks from the red planet or the expedition car.
It is not the first time that we have seen how the Spanish company Inmedia Studio uses different elements to stimulate more senses, and not only sight. All in order to get a more immersive experience like when we were given the opportunity to become Tom Cruise, in his latest installment of Mission Impossible, and literally fly.
This experience has also had the collaboration of the Almeria company Neurodigital, who thanks to its technology Avatar VR they have allowed the user to interact with their hands, supported by HTC Vive motion controllers for absolute positioning as we can see in the image.