Yuka Fukuoka VRbal VR app
VRbal VR app is Iron Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Social Design Award Category.
VRbal VR app

Vrbal is a smart VR experience that uses machine learning to help the user prepare for a specific anxiety-inducing event of their choice. The AI agent enables a virtual environment that adapts to the user’s needs as training progresses. There are several built-in difficulty levels within Vrbal, thus allowing users to practice with different types of environments, noise levels, and audience sizes based on individual comfort levels. Before each level, users can pick a relaxation scene to practice challenging words, vowels or to simply relax.

VRbal VR app
Yuka Fukuoka VRbal
Yuka Fukuoka VR app
Yuka Fukuoka design
Yuka Fukuoka design

This app's target users are people who have communication disorders, especially stuttering and social anxiety. 1% of the total population are stutterers, and it is said that there are more than 1.2 million in Japan, 3 million in the U.S, and over 70 million worldwide. Many people have secondary issues such as depression and social anxiety disorders.