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360 degree cameras give new perspective on work of air ambulance crews in Yorkshire

The footage can be viewed using virtual reality goggles. Credit: Air TV

The lifesaving work of the emergency services often goes unseen by the public but virtual reality technology is set to give people a whole new perspective.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity has teamed up with Air TV, which makes the Helicopter ER documentary series, to create four immersive videos using state-of-the-art 360 degree cameras.

They can be viewed using virtual reality goggles and can offer unrivalled access to the work that goes on inside the service's two helicopters - from landing at Leeds General Infirmary to a patient's first-person view of being airlifted.

The charity's fundraising teams are set to take the VR headsets and videos on tour to give supporters more of an insight into how crews operate and where donations go.

It costs £12,000 a day to keep the Yorkshire Air Ambulance's helicopters in the air. They attend around 1,300 emergencies every year.

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