Scar Free Ambassador and CASEVAC Club Member, Karl Hinett sustained 37% burns to his body during the conflict in Iraq when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into his tank while on patrol. Using VR technology, the Foundation has been able to bring to life the experience, recovery and journey Karl has faced.
‘Karl’s Story’ is an immersive 360 film in which Karl recounts how he was injured while serving in Basra and his long road to recovery. Viewed through a VR Headset, the film transports the viewer to a reconstruction of Karl’s tank while under attack and his treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The research work now underway at the Centre for Conflict Wound Research will shape the way conflict wounds are treated in the future. In the film, Karl meets researchers based at the Centre to hear more about the pioneering work underway.