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Treatment of eating disorders in Virtual Reality

Reference number
Coordinator Mimerse AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 150 000
Project duration March 2017 - November 2017
Status Completed
Venture Medtech4Health: Competence Enhancement in SME

Purpose and goal

In this project a collaboration between Mimerse AB and Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders (SCÄ) was established. In collaboration they explored different possible ways of using VR in SCÄs practice. The project resulted in a prototype that is currently being refined in order to be presented to focus groups.

Expected effects and result

Mimerse and Stockholm Center for eating disorders (SCÄ) have increased their knowledge and profile in each others respective businesses. A prototype has collaboratively been produced and conditions for further developing the prototype have been created. The most promising application of VR for SCÄs practice was deemed to be working with body awareness in VR. The prototype that was developed was a VR experience featuring a virtual mirror and the users body as a simulated avatar in the VR world.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was carried out as planed with some delays. In order to achieve the quality and usability-level required for relevant focus group feedback, some additional development is required. A big part of the development budget was spent on working with different algorithms to artificial motion the simulated VR body.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05230

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