Fear of heights? Fear of public speaking? You will now be able to participate in a series of trainings using Samsung’s #BeFearless VR app to help them overcome these fears. The virtual reality app was co-developed with medical professionals to learn how exposure to challenging situations through VR can help you master your fears in real life.
Based on Samsung’s two-week research with medical professionals at the Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital in South Korea, a success rate of nearly 90 percent was achieved in reducing 82 participants’ anxiety from public speaking and heights through the #BeFearless VR training.
From 19 December 2016, you are invited to try out the #BeFearless VR experience at Samsung Experience Store at VivoCity. Alternatively, the #BeFearless VR app is also available for free download from the Oculus Gear VR Store where you can go through the training programme at your own pace using your Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Gear VR.
Participate & Win
From now till 4 January 2017, you can submit a story sharing what you hope to achieve should you overcome your fear on the #BeFearless official site at www.samsung.com/sg/launchingpeople. 10 finalists, five per fear, will be shortlisted to take part in a five-week training programme. The 10 finalists will each receive a set of Samsung products consisting of a Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear S3.
Two from the 10 finalists, one per fear, who achieved the greatest inroads in unleashing their potential will join the #BeFearless global finale to be held in New York.
In addition, one story submission per week from now to 4 January 2017 will be selected for feature on Samsung’s social channels. Featured submissions stand to win a set a Samsung Gear S3.