A Columbia, Missouri company that makes biometrically-controlled virtual escapes for areas of social isolation took home top honors recently in two national events including a Webby nomination for "Best Use of Augmented Reality". StoryUP Studios makes Healium, a virtual and augmented reality mindfulness platform powered by the user's heart and mind via their wearables. The three-year old therapeutic media company is harnessing the power of the body's electricity to heal virtual worlds for areas of emotional pain and situational stress.
The Webby's, the internet's most coveted award, are chosen via a public voting process. This is the link to vote for Healium. wbby.co/vote-game4. Healium also took home a top prize recently at CES's pitch competition and a 1st place finish in the XR category at SXSW.
The Webby-nominated experience, Healium AR Butterflies, is available for download on the IOS and Google Play stores. It allows the users to hatch butterflies from a virtual chrysalis with their feelings of positivity.
Two published studies in Frontiers in Psychology and the Journal of Neuroregulation showed Healium reduced moderate anxiety and increased feelings of positivity in as little as four minutes. These mindfulness-in-nature escapes have the option to be powered by EEG and heart rate data from the user's wearables like a smartwatch or meditation headband. Positive or calm memories are empowered to change the environments with either just a mobile device or inside VR goggles.
Healium supports Honor Everywhere, a free VR tour program for aging Veterans who are no longer able to physically travel to see their WWII, Vietnam or Women's Memorial in Washington, DC. People who purchase Healium kits enable free Healium experiences for Veterans on a waiting list for virtual Honor Flights.
The Webby's winners will be announced on April 23rd and public voting continues through April 18th.
For more information on Healium kits that allow you to grow virtual peace with your feelings, please visit tryhealium.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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