DeepTherapy is an online communication platform for practitioners to enter into conversation with inaccessible people through self-controlled video animations via Zoom. The online therapy is led by the practitioners for offering help to people with trauma, anxiety and grief problems. A new world of role-playing-based therapy that is also suitable for mediation and training. Easy from home. Flexible and convenient. No software downloads or special hardware required.
Sometimes it is difficult to involve extra people in a consultation or treatment of a client because these people do not want, cannot or no longer exist. DeepTherapy is a platform for practitioners (e.g. psychologists and therapists) who want to expand their therapies with conversation sessions via Zoom with lifelike animations of these (missing) persons. To create a video person animation, only one photo is needed of the person with whom the client wants a conversation. The video person animation is controlled by the practitioner by means of his /her own voice during a Zoom session.
The goal of DeepTherapy
The goal is to come to a conversation between practitioner, client and the person animations. It is a new way of communication that can be used as an intervention for various forms of treatment of psychological problems, such as trauma and bereavement processing. The person animation is, as it were, an (extra) participant in the Zoom session. Multiple participants in the Zoom session are possible. An online platform where practitioners and patients can easily do Zoom sessions from their home.
How does DeepTherapy work?
The practitioner plays the role of the person the patient wants to speak to. For this, only 1 photo of this extra person is needed. Our technology makes it possible to make a video of 1 photo of that person’s face. The video animation is created and prepared before the Zoom session starts. During the Zoom session, the video animation is controlled by the practitioner based on the voice of the practitioner. The voice causes the person animation to make mouth movements that mimic the voice. The practitioner directs the person animation directly and live, making an interactive conversation possible. The live control of the person animation by the practitioner takes place during a Zoom session in which the person animation is present as a participant.
What do I need?
To create a video person animation, only one photo of the person the patient wants to speak to is needed. The video person animation is controlled by the practitioner by means of his/her/their own voice during a Zoom session. The person animation is an (extra) participant in the Zoom session. Multiple participants in the Zoom session are possible. The number of participants is determined by the practitioner. You don’t need any software downloads or special hardware. Available for use anywhere.
Examples of using DeepTherapy
There are many different forms of using DeepTherapy. A number of them are mentioned here. For example, as part of (1) trauma processing, for example the client can address the perpetrator directly. The perpetrator is played by the practitioner, (2) mourning, the patient can have a conversation with the deceased loved one. The deceased is directed by the practitioner, (3) mediation, the patient can address the (ex) partner who is played by the practitioner, (4) assertiveness training, the client can speak to the bully (played by the practitioner), and (5) training, the doctor in training can receive training to have a bad news conversation. The patient is managed by the practitioner.
The delay is a few seconds. This delay is unavoidable as our software requires a few seconds of editing to convert your voice to the mouth movements of the animation and transmit it via Zoom.
Your voice, which is spoken by the person animation, has a few seconds delay. Our software takes a few seconds for the operation. This delay is unavoidable as our software requires a few seconds of editing to convert your voice to the mouth movements of the animation and transmit it via Zoom.
Yes, this is necessary. To do this, use a photo of the face of the person the patient wants to talk to. You as the practitioner will control the video person animation. In fact, you play the role of the person. You are and remain the owner of the person animation.
The control is based on the voice of the practitioner. The voice is converted into mouth movements of the animation. You (as a practitioner) control the animation as it were (with your own voice).
Previous practitioners confirm that the voice only plays a role in the beginning. As crazy as it sounds, the client hardly notices it. In the beginning yes, then not (or less). It is important that the practitioner informs the client of this.
Deep therapy platform has no information about the people to be treated. Everything goes through the practitioner. A practitioner can also perform a session completely anonymously.
That depends on the practitioner. The practitioner is fully responsible for the therapy. Deep therapy is a unique communication platform for facilitating practitioners to conduct therapy conversations with inaccessible people through self-directed video animations. The online therapy is led by you as a practitioner / professional for offering therapies for people with trauma, anxiety or grief problems.
As a practitioner, you can indicate information, when registering, whether or not your profile (including name, link and specializations) is shown on our DeepTherapy website. If you agree to this, the client can contact you directly. There are no agency fees. You do intakes yourself. We do not have patient data of (your) clients. All communication takes place through you the practitioner.
Costs are per session of 1 hour. A session of 1 hour costs € 9.95. The first 3 sessions are free of charge. You can’t take any remaining minutes with you to a new session. For example, if a session lasts 30 minutes, then 1 hour is counted.
No. Sessions go via Zoom.
A picture of a face. The photo should show the face clearly.
Same. It is the same voice as that of the practitioner.
Yes, this is necessary. To do this, use a photo of the face of the person the client wants to talk to. You as the practitioner will control the video person animation. In fact, you play the role of the third person. You are and remain the owner of the person animation.
The control of the mouth movements of the video animation during the zoom session is based on your voice that is converted into mouth movements of the animation.