healium-xr

sarah-hillI talk with StoryUp XR CEO Sarah Hill about an experience that they collaborated on called Healium XR in order to use biofeedback with VR to train positive thinking. They’re using a commercial, off-the-shelf EEG Muse headband to detect the asymmetrical gamma activity that’s correlated to optimism, and they’re using this signal as a “story steering wheel” within a virtual reality experience where your positive thoughts controls a drone that’s flying up a waterfall. I talk to Hill about her experience, and the potential for biofeedback VR experiences to help provide people a brain break, and to relax and nurture some skills to be able to better cope with the enormous amounts of stress that are in our society today. The Healium Wellness app is available for the Oculus Go.

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