Meeting You | Coping with Grief in VR

A South-Korean mother is able to touch, talk to and play with her deceased daughter with Noitom's virtual reality gloves and Vive.

Virtual reality is helping people to cope with the grief of death.  South-Korean broadcaster, MBC, recently aired a documentary that reunited a mother with her deceased daughter in VR. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Meeting You" recounts the story of a family's loss of their seven-year old daughter, Nayeon, who passed away from illness. Using a Vive headset and trackers with Noitom's Hi5 virtual reality gloves, the mother, Jang Ji-sung, was able to touch, play and talk with her daughter again. The little girl even assures her mother that she is no longer in pain. MBC worked on designing Nayeon's face, body, and voice to be as accurate as possible. As the mother and daughter exchanged 'I miss yous,' Nayeon's father, brother and sister look on in tears, sharing in the grieving process. The family took part in the documentary to help others who may be dealing with a loss. Read more about this project on Aju Business Daily and Road to VR.