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Aperture: A Multi-sensory tool for Anxiety Therapy
2018

RMIT Industrial Design 



Aperture was developed as a Multi-sensory simulation tool, leveraging the emerging virtual reality medium to support and aid the implementation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for those living with Severe Anxiety Disorders. The resulting tool applied the methods and concepts of Multi-sensory therapy within a series of virtual experiences, creating comfortable, safe and relaxing environments for patients at Bendigo Health. The project was tested with Dementia Patients at Bendigo Health Psychiatric Wards as a Virtual reality mediation and therapy capacity screening tool.

☞ Dissertation (2018): Aperture, Multi-Sensory Tool for Mental Health Therapy. ︎




I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands I conduct my work. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.


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