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A deep inhale: Scent in virtual spaces

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.  – Rachel Carson Scent, as the most evocative of our senses, should be used more widely in virtual environments. Our patented scent collar “RemniSCENT™” brings a variety of scents to a virtual […]

Long Duration Space Flight Support

The HI-SEAS CREW EXITED the MARS HABITAT on August 28th, 2016 (Video here). Astronauts who are part of long duration space flight missions (think Mars) need extra support to maintain their physical and psychological health. We are working with NASA’s Behavioral Researchers and Minnesota-based Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT) to develop innovative solutions for such support […]

Mindfulness in the Virtual World

Working with Mindfulness experts from UCSD we have adapted traditional Mindfulness classes so people can attend them within virtual worlds. We are currently supporting a longitudinal study being done by Dr. Valerie Rice, AMEDD, at Ft. Sam Houston TX, to evaluate whether this method has a similar effect for mindfulness students as physical-based classes, which […]

Narrative Creation in the Virtual World

Because the Virtual World is a blank slate that allows participants to create anything they wish, we see a huge potential for new forms of narrative that can be authored and experienced in the virtual domain. We have produced a Story Telling Tower that houses a Warrior’s Journey experience. Not only can a person see […]

The Virtual NiCOE

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda MD is a DoD institute focused on cutting-edge evaluation, treatment planning, research and education for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions. In 2010 NICoE explored the idea of having a virtual version of their facility for patients to continue their therapies after returning […]

Virtual World Activities for Relaxation and Physical Benefit

Much of our work in the Virtual World is designed to have positive physical and psychological effects on people who interact with them. From virtual jogging via a deep, even breathing technique, to providing game-like rehabilitation activities for amputees, we believe that the power of interacting with one’s avatar in creative and functional spaces is […]

Reggie Watts Shoot at 8i

Reggie Watts agreed to do a 3D scan shoot at the stages of 8i.com specifically for the scientific crew sequestered in the Mars Habitat HI-SEAS in Hawaii in 2015-16.  He was first briefed of their mission and the experiments they were doing and what life was like for them in the Hab. He then made up […]