VR Stress Reduction / Dance Class

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: VR Stress Reduction / Dance Class

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: vCoaching

Stress Reduction and Burnout Prevention in VR

Dana-Maria Faneker, Founder CaptainVR, CaptainVR

Stress is the way of modern life and inevitably leads to burnout. Dana-Maria, Founder of CaptainVR, trains coaches and therapists to use new VR technologies and applications for stress and burnout prevention, giving people back the power to control their stress and improve their lives. Her VR projects and tools are changing lives.

Dana-Maria, Founder of CaptainVR, was working worldwide on big traditional sailing vessels as mate and later as a captain. She is a professional coach since 2010 and is specialized in transforming negative behavior patterns. In 2015 Dana-Maria was the first coach who started working with VR, She developed her first VR tool at the end of that year. Dana-Maria is educating coaches & therapists how to work with new technology and together with these specialists create VR Tools that will empower people and improve the world. Her mission is to make people the Captains of their lives and Virtual Reality is the most powerful tool to help her with her mission. That's why CaptainVR!"

Second Presentation

Track: vCoaching

Dance Class in VR

Rebekah Diaz, Chief Strategist, Dance Virtual

Rebekah Diaz is breaking new ground with their virtual studio classroom, using dance for self-improvement, confidence, and self-expression by teaching partner dance steps. She and her partner will explore their story of R&D of dance and mocap and how to take advantage of VR to create a tool to learn and practice partner dance. Partner dance has wealth of information confiming it betters one life and sense of culture through movement and music. As a well seasoned coach, she will guide people through the basics of a partner dance, warn them of the most common mistakes, and encourage them to go dance in the real world. Because of the nature of the VR platform, the user can see any angle they need at anytime through a movement or step. They progress through lessons and finish the lesson by dancing hand in hand with an avatar programmed to do the correct steps. Students can retake, rewatch, rewind, and pause the lesson as many times as they need. Diaz will share the technology of the neuron suits for full-body capture and how they developed their lessons and processes.

Rebekah Diaz is a professional dancer turned into an Virtual/Augmented Reality strategist who co-founded Dance-Virtual with Jorge Ortiz, a venture to teach partner dance through VR. She specializes in virtual lesson plans and motion-capture. Rebekah believes that Virtual Reality is the future of education and online communication, so naturally, Dance-Virtual is evolving into other VR instructional avenues. As a dancer, Rebekah has over ten years experience teaching and performing a wide variety of competitive, showcase, and social style Ballroom and partner dances.

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