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Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

APELDOORN: Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel. But a Dutch non-profit believes it has found a way to bring people, especially the disabled, closer to such a joyful experience through the technological, immersive advances offered by virtual reality (VR). The Dolphin Swim Club is the realisation of a more than two-decade journey by artist Marijke Sjollema, who had her…