When a victim is summoned to a court room, it is to review a difficult incident. It is therefore important to be able to practise your hearing and understand the physical condition often associated with it. To re-live the experience can also help the victim to make the decision of whether to press charges or not.
The VR-presence person will be sitting in the court room, acting as a legal representative, the defendant, the judge and others involved. The VR-presence person will react to what is happening in the court room - throughout the course of your session. You can choose to sit in the witness chair to practise how this would feel like in reality.
The origins of Statum
Statum designed and developed the virtual court room. It originally stems from a project at the University of Reykjavik computing science department. As the project grew bigger, the psychology department started including the results into their research, showing greatly improved self-esteem for victims.