VR SPEECH THERAPY FOR JOB INTERVIEW PREPARATION 

VIRTUAL
REALITY

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

Step 1

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.

Concept Overview

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.

Step 2

IDEATION

TECHNOLOGY & METHODOLOGY

ASSOCIATED LEARNING THEORIES

USER FLOW

Step 3

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

STORYBOARD OF VR EXPERIENCE

SAMPLE FRAMES TO USE FOR DIFFERENT SCENES

DEVELOPED USER FLOW

AI TRAINING PROCESS FLOW

Developed prototypes were tested with members of the National Stuttering Association, Chapter in New York.

Step 4 

PROTOTYPE & USER TEST

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.

Step 5

REVIEW