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VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, Selected as Microsoft US Imagine Cup Finalist

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is helping people who stutter overcome their social anxiety with VRbal. On May 5, she’ll compete as a finalist in the Microsoft US Imagine Cup, a competition where student developers solve world challenges. Yuka and her Microsoft teammates developed VRbal to help users who stutter practice for an upcoming presentation. Unlike role-playing…

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Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, Presents Her Thesis Project at the Games for Change Festival

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is using virtual reality to help people who stutter navigate social anxiety. And today, she’ll exhibit her work at the 15th annual Games for Change Festival. VRbal, Yuka’s thesis project, is designed to guide those who stutter through the job-seeking process. While preparing for interviews or public speaking events, some people turn…

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