Singapore - November 14, 2018 – Today, SkyLights, the market leader in immersive Inflight Entertainment (IFE), announced a partnership with StoryUP XR, the makers of meditation channel Healium, to explore the channel’s potential to enhance passenger wellness on long-haul flights.
Healium is the world’s first immersive media channel designed to combat stress using virtual and augmented reality in conjunction with user biometrics. It offers interactive VR mindfulness content driven by the user’s brain and heart activity, which are monitored by a wireless headband or other wearables.
Frontiers in Psychology and the Journal of Neuroregulation recently published studies on Healium’s ability to reduce moderate anxiety and increase feelings of positivity in as little as four minutes.
“The VR intervention uniquely resulted in shifting proportional power from higher Beta frequencies into lower Beta frequencies, and significantly reduced broadband Beta activity in the anterior cingulate cortex. These effects are consistent with a physiological reduction of anxiety.” - Frontiers in Psychology, Human Media Interaction July 2018, Neuromeditation Institute, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
With passenger wellbeing an important consideration in the airline customer journey, SkyLights and StoryUP XR have started working towards integrating Healium onto SkyLights’ Allosky headsets. As a first step, Healium’s content has been loaded onto the device, with demonstrations available at SkyLights’ booth (#B9) at the Future Travel Experience Asia Expo in Singapore.
SkyLights is an American-French company that leverages cinematic VR as premium passenger entertainment. It has a signature immersive-IFE solution that transports passengers to their own, private, in-flight movie theater, where they can enjoy 2D and 3D blockbusters and forward-facing 360° content on a wide-angle cinema screen. Working with airline customer experience managers, the end-to-end solution (content, hardware, software & operations-setup) is tailored to upgrade and differentiate the business class experience. The company has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Toulouse. For more information about SkyLights, download our media kit at www.skylights.aero/media-kit/
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About StoryUp XR
Healium is a product of StoryUP XR, an award-winning interactive virtual and augmented reality studio located in Columbia, MO. Its biometrically controlled stories and affirmations about empathy, mindfulness, and motivation span five continents. Some of the experiences on the Healium channel are created by storytellers who struggle with anxiety. StoryUP started in 2015 as a way for terminally- ill and aging Veterans a chance to virtually visit their memorials through a program called Honor Everywhere. Healium is used worldwide in areas of confined or situational stress. For more information, please visit tryhealium.com
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