VR Autism / VR for Empowerment

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: VR Autism / VR for Empowerment

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

VR and Autism: Learning Self-Control with Social VR

Esther Simao, Owner, Social VR

Esther Simao developed Social VR, a program for working with VR and biofeedback with children with autism. Their research found an uncommon result in their state of self control, changing hearts and minds regarding the impact of VR on autism. She will share her findings and research in this fascinating presentation.

Esther Simao started Social VR in 2015. Social VR develops social and behavioural programmes. Example of a programme is VR for complex divorces to put children in the center of attention. Furthermore Social VR is specialized in designing custom made VR training, coaching and therapy methods.

Second Presentation

Track: vCoaching

Empowering People with VR

Dana-Maria Faneker, Founder, CaptainVR

Dana-Maria, Founder of CaptainVR, educates coaches and therapists through new VR technologies and applications to empower people and make them the captains of their lives. In this presentation, she will explore virtual reality as a successful tool in stress reduction and how she uses it to teach others.

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!"

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