Afraid of bear attacks? This VR simulator might help you survive

CNET | 6/13/2018 | Bonnie Burton
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Can you fight off a bear like the one in The Revenant?

The next time you hike in the woods, will you know what to do when a not-so-friendly bear decides to say hello?

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Since not all bears can be scared away using the same technique, a new virtual reality simulator called VR Bear Safety Training Program offers practical pointers depending on the breed of bear you encounter.

Made by VR Training Solutions, this new interactive experience simulates an actual bear encounter, so you don't have to practice your survival skills on the real thing.

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While wearing VR goggles and holding a controller (to stand in for bear spray), players will see themselves inside a digital forest where the software simulates a bear encounter in the woods, complete with sound effects of the trees and the bear itself.

When players are spotted by a bear, it charges quickly. At that point, the players must decide which actions to take -- such as making noise or using their bear spray --...
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