XRDC 2018 Session Scheduler

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The Dolphin Swim Club: A Healing Underwater VR Experience

Benno Brada (Director, The Dolphin Swim Club)

Marijke Sjollema (Founder and CEO, The Dolphin Swim Club)

Pass Type: XRDC Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: Healthcare

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The Dolphin Swim Club is a nonprofit organization and project that uses the healing power of art and nature to craft therapeutic experiences in virtual reality. The organization developed waterproof VR googles that allow users to swim in real water, with virtual dolphins, and experience real therapeutic effects. Founded in 2015 by artist Marijke Sjollema, the Dolphin Swim Club's unique VR content is currently being used in over 350 hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide, and is present in several scientific studies at Stanford University, (Braveheart)'s Heeren Loo, and the University Medical Center in Groningen. By launching waterproof VR at the end of 2017, the Dolphin Swim Club has created an extra layer of immersion, as an animal friendly, cheap and repeatable alternative to dolphin assisted therapy.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn about a healing underwater VR experience that is about stretching imagination, the healing power of art and nature and the creation of a drug-free medicine currently present in over 350 hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in the use of virtual reality in several healthcare settings, and in the healing power of art and nature by a project that stretches your imagination.