About BEWe are developing a new online 3D environment for young people fighting cancer to meet and learn together and from each other.
- "The pain and isolation of dealing with a cancer diagnosis are challenging emotional experiences for adults. Now imagine getting that diagnosis as an adolescent." -- from Stanford School of Medicine's Scope piece on BE
Author Archives: mette
You may recall that we ran a competition to add to our collection of avatars a while back. Well, I’m happy to say that this great event gave us not one but four new avatars! I thought you all might … Continue reading
Submissions are up for the avatar design competition the team at OurBricks are running for the BE community. There are some great entries to choose from. Let us know your favorite(s) by hitting those Like buttons at the competition website. Stay … Continue reading
We are running a contest to get us some more 3D avatars. For this we are teaming up with OurBricks; a 3D content service built by our technology partner Katalabs. Together we are putting out a call to creative 3D artists everywhere: The … Continue reading
After having spent several months in Denmark establishing contact to clinical partners and young cancer patients and initiating the first pilot-testing of the BE community, Mette is heading back to the U.S. next week to present the first preliminary, qualitative … Continue reading
Today the first two young patients tried out navigating and chatting in the BE community! It’s an important milestone for our work. We have a lot to learn from the young patients and how the see the community. Their ideas … Continue reading
Today we got our approval from National Danish Data Protection Agency to start pilot testing the BE community with young cancer patients at major oncology wards at two Danish hospitals. This great news is bringing us closer to building the … Continue reading
Two days ago Katalabs, who is developing the software for the BE community, made a public release of the browser based virtual environment KataSpace. This is the environment we envision BE community to be running in very soon, so it’s … Continue reading
Being and interacting in a virtual environment opens new potential for being to people suffering from disabilities. A new paper published in Rehabilitation Nursing finds that virtual interaction in Second Life is found to increase empowerment and feelings of self-worth … Continue reading
If the BE community will with time be able to alleviate just a small bit of this suffering, we’ve been successful: ‘Too Young for Cancer’ and Demanding Action – WSJ.com.