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UC scientist saving lives through VR technology

16 November 2020

The death of a respected psychiatrist in Seoul motivated UC postdoctoral fellow Dr Sungchul Jung to improve the safety of psychiatry appointments by bringing them into the virtual world.


Dr Sungchul Jung in the University of Canterbury HIT Lab, holding a VR headset.


He is working on a SfTI two-year seed project where he will develop an immersive experience for a service provider to safely carry out ‘sensitive communications’ – such as between a psychiatrist and a person suffering a mental disorder, or a lawyer and a prisoner – in virtual space as if meeting in real world, real time.

Read the MiNDFOOD article.

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