Jazz Rasool is a Researcher and Developer at the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) based at Ravensbourne University London and has a background in Astrophysics, Computing, Consciousness Studies and Mind-Body Medicine, qualifying to become an instructor specializing in the fourth branch of Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong.
His recent University work has seen him reach completion on a project working with an international team on a 3 year, €2.8m challenge developing Virtual Reality (VR) simulations for professional training, including monitoring physiological and psychological performance during VR and Augmented Reality (AR) training of Astronauts due to work at the International Space Station and on future Mars missions.
Jazz has also been awarded £10,000 in EU funding in conjunction with partners at Goldsmiths University and Kingston University in London, to evaluate his technology to map mental health states as Virtual Reality landscapes.
In April, 2018, together with business partners, he competed with 50 global startups in a competition for creating disruptive innovation technology for Fashion. He proposed a process to 3D scan a person’s body for accurate Augmented Reality fitting of clothes and to reduce issues related to Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a mental health disorder related to distorted physical self-image. The idea won the €30,000 1st Prize. The impact of his idea will lead to a reduction in consumer returns, less material wastage at the design stage as well as reduced carbon footprint that offsets climate change side effects.
Visiting your Inner World, a Virtual Reality Experience
Your state of mind can now be visually mapped with a simple online assessment and a virtual world generated for its nature. Everything in the Virtual Inner Experience World (VIEW), each building, tree or mountain, relates to something specific in your mind. If you have seen the film ‘Inception’, then you can now discover how steps are being made to make that science fiction real. What would it be like to see your inner world and then step into the inner world of someone else and discover their world was like yours? Instant Empathy. What would happen if you found a place in the real world that looked like your inner world? You’ll get a chance to profile your own mind and visit your inner world through a Virtual Reality journey.