Virtual Plant Cell

The Virtual Plant Cell project is an evolving collection of virtual reality experiences for Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other future VR and AR devices. Collectively they let users interact with and explore the microscopic inner world of a plant cell. They provide a unique, immersive and engaging way to learn about plant energy biology.

AVRL has worked closely with the Plant Energy Biology centre on this project since 2015, providing a range of consultation services including: strategic advice, (Unity 3d) app development, project and technical management, event support.

The Virtual Plant Cell launched nationally in Perth, Adelaide and Canberra and internationally in the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Thousands of attendees across the events enjoyed the experiences and learnt about plant cell biology. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the project continues to attract media attention.