RESeT is in the preliminary stages working with teens at a local high school to design a self-administered virtual reality relaxation center.

Target Participants

Seattle area teens.

Research Questions

  1. What is relaxing for teens?
  2. Is a virtual reality relaxation center engaging enough to be used repeatedly?
  3. How effective is virtual relaxation at reducing stress over time?


Elin Björling – Human-Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)

Jennifer Sonney – Nursing

Students Researchers

Nora Carr (HCDE) 

Jared Canright (Physics) 

Sofia Rodriguez (HCDE)

Directed Research Group


Todd Little (Fairworlds)

Seattle Public Library


Funded By

This pilot project is supported through the University of Washington ALACRITY Center which is funded through the National Institutes of Health [grant number P50MH115837]”