Death Acceptance

Consumers turn to virtual experiences to ease anxiety around the subject of death

Implications - Most people with terminal illnesses must deal with the severe anxiety associated with looming mortality, and so various virtual platforms are being designed to help curb some of the fear associated with death. Whether immersive or support-based, these platforms are able to ease at least one aspect of life dealing with a terminal illness, and reveal the shift to more innovative developments in therapy-related fields.
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Near-Death VR Experiences - New York's 'VR World' Allows Users to Come Back from the Digital Dead
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This Quarter and Hot 1,660 Clicks Pub: Oct 18, 17
Near-Death VR Experiences
New York's 'VR World' Allows Users to Come Back from the Digital Dead
‘VR World’ is enabling consumers to play with the idea of death this Halloween season through a spooky narrative-driven story line which offers users a chance to experience coming back... [More]
Near-Death VR Simulators - 'Outrospectre' is Addressing 'Death Anxiety' in Terminally Ill Patients
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Recent and Warm 104 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 17
Near-Death VR Simulators
'Outrospectre' is Addressing 'Death Anxiety' in Terminally Ill Patients
At Dutch design week, virtual reality was being explored as a means of addressing psychological issues, such as “death anxiety” in terminally ill patients, with an immersive VR... [More]
Terminally Ill Chatbots - The 'End-of-Life Chatbot' Helps Patients Make Informed Decisions
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This Quarter and Warm 244 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 17
Terminally Ill Chatbots
The 'End-of-Life Chatbot' Helps Patients Make Informed Decisions
When one is terminally ill, it can be difficult to discuss emotions and decisions with vulnerable family members, which is why a team of doctors and scientists designed the ‘End-of-life chatbot&... [More]
Destigmatizing Death Video Games - The Mortician's Tale Aims to Make the Topic of Death Approachable
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This Quarter and Mild 106 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 17
Destigmatizing Death Video Games
The Mortician's Tale Aims to Make the Topic of Death Approachable
The Mortician’s Tale is described as a “death-positive” game that aims to equip its players with the emotional toolkit necessary to comprehend mortality, while destigmatizing the... [More]
Death Acceptance Communities - The Order of the Good Death Aims to Decrease Anxiety Over Dying
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This Year and Mild 113 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 17
Death Acceptance Communities
The Order of the Good Death Aims to Decrease Anxiety Over Dying
For many, the fear of death can be crippling, however communities like the Order of the Good Death make understanding and overcoming the anxiety that’s associated with it more manageable.... [More]
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