VR SPEECH THERAPY FOR JOB INTERVIEW PREPARATION
Vrbal is a virtual reality (VR) experience that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help stutter patients overcome social anxiety through exposure therapy techniques.
MY DESIGN PROCESS
THE PROBLEM & TARGET AUDIENCE
Stuttering is an incurable communication disorder, but symptoms can be alleviated through exposure therapy and pretend-play (Applied Behavior Analysis) with speech language pathologists.
However, each therapy sessions are not easily accessible and affordable.
With the combination of VR, AI and speech therapy, stutter patients are put in a safe environment to rehearse speech therapy exercises and to practice job interviews in a 360 degree simulation scene.
TECHNOLOGY & METHODOLOGY
ASSOCIATED LEARNING THEORIES
STORYBOARD OF VR EXPERIENCE
SAMPLE FRAMES TO USE FOR DIFFERENT SCENES
DEVELOPED USER FLOW
AI TRAINING PROCESS FLOW
PROTOTYPE & USER TEST
Developed prototypes were tested with members of the National Stuttering Association, Chapter in New York.
Vrbal has received positive feedback from its main target users.
We are currently looking for ways to conduct formal research that further supports our technology usage to help people who stutter.