June 29, 2021
felt Experience and Empathy Lab, UNSW
EmbodiMap is a creative experience that enables users to connect with and explore how emotions, sensations, and stress responses are experienced in the body. Each time a feeling/sensation is identified, it can be drawn into an avatar figure. Users can freely move around or enter inside their avatar bodies. In this way, participants create and dynamically engage with a field of 3D sensory maps, which tell a story of changing sensation and awareness.
A range of 3D ‘avatar’ bodies, props and environments are available. Avatar bodies may be selectively (re)shaped, mirroring the pose of users.
Users may choose to be voice guided; have a shared experience or go on a self-directed journey. This engagement is designed to support insight into autonomic nervous system activation or stress and anxiety responses, and to facilitate emotion regulation or the processing of difficult feelings.
The tableaus created can be saved, exported, and revisited.
Share your creations on social media #EmbodiMap.