Students using VR to help improve mental health

Sydney

28 Mar 2018

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Students using VR to help improve mental health

28 Mar 2018

SAE Creative Media Institute has teamed up with Australian-based virtual reality company, Liminal VR, to develop apps that help treat anxiety and depression. 

The venture will enable 12 SAE Institute students studying games development at SAE Sydney to play a lead role in developing technologies that offer tangible health benefits to people of all ages.

SAE INTERNSHIPS AT LIMINAL VR

Liminal VR was co-founded by CEO Damian Moratti in 2015 on the assumption that Virtual Reality (VR) could play a significant role in improving emotional and cognitive states. SAE Institute came on board as an education partner in 2017.

SAE students have gained internships at Liminal VR and have been working with clinical psychologists and stakeholders to develop prototypes that incorporate calming and energising VR experiences. These prototypes will be developed by Liminal VR and will be launched later this year on all major mobile VR platforms. 

“It’s our hope that this technology can ultimately be integrated into everyday health management routines,” Mr Moratti said.

“We have been impressed by the preliminary prototypes produced by the students. They have really understood the brief and I have every confidence in the students’ ability to produce high quality content aligned to our vision.”

“SAE students would gain a deeper understanding of coding, along with the neuroscience of emotional response in the gaming sector.”

SAE'S COMMITMENT TO INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

General Manager of SAE Australia, Lee Aitken, said the partnership reflected SAE’s commitment to provide all of its creative media students with real-world learning opportunities. 

“By working with companies such as Liminal VR, our students can develop their technical skills, enhance soft skills such as teamwork and learn directly from industry professionals,” he said.

“The ultimate aim is to enhance their employability skills and help students carve successful careers.”

 SAE Creative Media Institute will continue working with Liminal VR as they expand the project to improve focus and cognitive function. The project allows students to explore the application of VR across diverse industries, and to see that the possibilities are endless.

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Stills from SAE student's first prototypes for Liminal VR


STUDY AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY AT SAE

SAE Creative Media Institute offers study in AR/VR. In a matter of months, you’ll be creating on the latest software, with face-to-face guidance from expert lecturers who will give you a deep knowledge in augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, haptic technologies, human-computer interaction and prototyping. 

If you are interested in learning more, get in touch with SAE by calling 1800 723 338.

 

CHECK OUT AR / VR COURSES AT SAE