We Did It! Innovations for Entrepreneurs
We've won the regional portion of the competition, and with your help we can win at the national level. Please go to http://cbcommunity.comcast.com/i4e/vote and vote for VR Therapy and Counseling Center. We are in the "startups" section (if you're on your phone, you have to scroll down and select the startups section) and all you have to do is enter your email and hit the button. You can vote once per day until May 13th, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
You can read about the new system we've been building at that link, but here it is, as well:
Our technology vision is to build a “behavioral rehearsal system,” which will allow us to help a wide range of individuals in our community. The system will use virtual reality, along with facial and full-body motion tracking, which will allow our therapists to precisely control characters within the virtual environments we create. For instance, if a teen is having difficulty in school settings, we will be able to place him or her in a virtual school setting where he or she will be able to learn more effective interpersonal skills, with our therapists taking on the roles of other children, teachers, etc. The system will use voice modulation, along with the motion tracking, in such a way that any therapist will be able to control any character within the simulation in real time, mapping all movement and communication in a way that matches the specific character being controlled. For instance, if a female teenager were having difficulties interacting with her peers, our therapists will be able to take on the role of any other teenagers in the simulation, regardless of age, sex, and physical characteristics. In the past, therapists have had to resign themselves to conducting “roleplay” sessions in their offices, but with this technology, our therapists will be able to do what was previously impossible: place individuals in the exact settings they are having difficulties with and then present them with controlled interactions that will help them overcome their challenges.