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
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We passed a milestone today
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
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One important step closer to testing BE community
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
A great leap forward for the BE community
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
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The unique needs of young cancer patients
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.
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Presenting BE at conference on health innovation
This coming Tuesday we have been given an opportunity to present the BE community at the two-day conference Future of Health Innovation at Stanford University. The conference will examine and showcase new innovative ways to optimize the health care system, … Continue reading
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Added value of 3D
One of the things we discuss a lot in this project is how to make the most of 3D. The spatial and sensory experience of 3D spaces gives an experience of presence and immediacy that impacts the experience of interaction … Continue reading
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A small story of how we got started (in Danish)
For those of you reading Danish this small guest blog from Mette might be a fun read. – On how we got started and the Stanford Experience Fra idé til virkelighed — Blogs fra Videnskabsministeriet.
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the BE community is airborn!
So excited to finally get this site up and running. We have some ideas on how to merge 3D virtual environments and social media to the benefit of young cancer patients that we are looking forward to share with you … Continue reading
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