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Virtual reality lands at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

August 06, 2018 / STEPHANIE CHAN

Virtual reality arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City earlier this summer when PeriscapeVR set up 12 stations in Terminal 4. It’s the location-based company’s first installation, and it targeted the international terminal specifically to capture the attention of passengers who are whiling away the time between layovers. Around 750 people visit the Periscape VR Experience Center each day.“I travel frequently and like most travelers, get stressed and bored,” said PeriscapeVR founder and CEO Lynn Rosenthal in an email to GamesBeat. “At airports, people can have three to four hours of dwell time. There’s not much to do. There were many times I wanted to escape into VR. Who doesn’t love being underwater with a whale, stunning jellyfish and sea anemones in TheBlu or the thrill of playing Beat Saber?”Wevr’s TheBlu is one of the earlier successful VR experiences, whereas Beat Games’ Beat Saber is a fairly r...