How a bunch of high school students are using VR to help kids with autism

How a bunch of high school students are using VR to help kids with autism

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Virtual reality may finally be having a moment, at least for one community.

A group of students from Kent Career Technical Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has created a VR experience that aims to help students with autism practice social interaction. 

It’s far from a finished product, but was polished enough to make it to the final round of Samsung’s nationwide Solve for Tomorrow invention competition last month. 

The app places students in various social situations in VR — the hallway, the classroom, interactions with friends, teachers, and students. Students are given options for how to respond to various situations, and can “practice” the interactions in VR. The kids developed the scripts and scenarios in consultation with autistic students and behavioral psychologists. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | How a bunch of high school students are using VR to help kids with autism

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