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“When I wear the [Virtual Reality (VR)] glasses, I don’t think about my illness”

describes a childhood cancer patient her experience with the Magic Horizons VR applications in “COLUMBA – Das Palliativ-Portal Magazin”. “In addition to numerous senior citizens who are calmer and in a more positive mood as a result of their digital journeys, nursing staff also report their own virtual time-outs, which make them more relaxed, more balanced and thus ultimately more stress-resistant.”

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Magic Horizons at the Priental retirement home in Aschau

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„Virtual Reality with 5G – Interview with Giorgio Koppehele, Magic Horizons“

informationszentrum-mobilfunk.de, 16.4.2021

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Wald

Study by the University of Hamburg shows that virtual nature also has a positive effect on well-being.

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VR TRAILER 2021 – Magic Horizons

Here is a planar preview in 2D of the new Magic Horizons 360 VR trailer with brief impressions of various VR experiences.

employees

NEWSFLASH: A quick flash on relaxing experiences with Magic Horizons. Let yourself be inspired.

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Traumstrand

“The sound of the sea during lunch break”

Author: Sabine Narloch, funkschau.de

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World Mental Health Day 2020: WHO organizes an online event to promote mental health on 10 October.

Interesting expert presentations are expected, especially in the context of the consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic. You can also look forward to great music performances on the social media channels of the World Health Organization.

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Flughafen München

Passengers at Munich Airport go on a virtual journey with the VR experiences of Magic Horizons.

Photo source: ATF Pictures Alex T. Friedel  

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Sunny Island

„Relaxation effects and regeneration after stress have been demonstrated for music and virtual environments in various studies.“

Dr. Christian Stein from the study (dated 01.11.2018) of the gamelab.berlin at the cluster of excellence Image Knowledge Design of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for Magic Horizons GmbH 

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Virtual reality needs 5G Article

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Connect EC Conference in Dresden

02.-05.05.2019, Dresden Event

connect-ec 2019 with Magic Horizons team.

In a TV report, Bayerischer Rundfunk reports on the relaxing and mobilizing effect of the Magic Horizons VR experiences at the Barmherzige Schwestern retirement and nursing home in Krailling.

“For her and the team, she says, it’s wonderful to watch the residents dive into another world. That is also digital participation.” said Silke Süss from social care.

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Altenpflege Messe

VR relaxation and virtual journeys for the elderly at the virtual ALTENPFLEGE (Elderly care) conference.

From the 6th to the 8th of July 2021, Magic Horizons will attend the Virtual ALTENPFLEGE (Elderly care) conference and is nominated for the Startup Challenge 2021. Please feel free to schedule a meeting with us right now and receive more information about VR relaxation and stress reduction for the elderly.

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Nature Sound

“Sounds of nature are proven to be healthy”.

n-tv.de from 28.03.2021

“Birds chirping, the sound of a creek or wind rustling through treetops: such sounds of nature not only sound pretty, but also have concrete health benefits. At least that is the result of a US study published in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (“PNAS”)” according to www.n-tv.de on 28.03.2021. The VR experiences of Magic Horizons use exactly this effect.

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Dental Care

The Dental Team of DDS Dental Care Shanghai brings magic moments and relaxation to their patients.

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Magic Horizons at Munich airport: MUC Skytrax 2020 – Relax Cabs

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Martin Koppehele (Magic Horizons), Ulrike Schneider (Alloheim, Sven Dahle (BBK-VBU)

The Alloheim senior citizens’ home Taubertal offers Virtual Reality Experiences of Magic Horizons.

Residents and employees dip into virtual worlds.

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Relaxe

Magic Horizons and French Telecom company Orange are teaming up.

Orange shares the Magic Horizons’ 360 Virtual Reality Videos for: Relaxation, stress reduction and mental regeneration. In these extraordinary times mental health is very important. So immersive yourself in beautiful 360 worlds, join breathing exercises in VR, watch a Dreamy Beach, enjoy Dolphins, enter the Magic Garden or float in Space. Pure wellness for your soul.
Fairy tales in virtual reality

People of all ages love fairy tales, and we need them today more than ever.

Experiencing the fairy tales of your childhood in VR is an intense journey into a world full of magic and fantasy. A world filled with fundamentally human needs and dreams.
Immersing yourself with a VR headset in a land of kings, giants and dwarves allows us to completely switch off from the here and now, from the worries and difficulties of everyday life, no matter how big or small. Fairy tales are much more than simply exciting and captivating stories. Spending time with fairy tales – precious time – is almost a luxury!

Calming patients at the dentist with VR experiences of Magic Horizons

Feedback of dentist Med. dent. David Diaz (https://www.zahnarzt-david-diaz.com).

High-quality content based on the latest scientific findings Article

The effectiveness of VR for relaxation has been confirmed in a study by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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Tonart, Issue 3, 2019: ‘Magic Horizons, Reducing Stress in 3D’ Article

‘If we can’t just shake off day-to-day stress, we need to take some time out. Lengthy holidays, a cure or a long-distance trip can help us escape the mental hamster wheel. However, there are also remedies that can be effective with a small daily dose, the multimedia specialists at Magic Horizons say: trips to virtual worlds that pair the visual dream sceneries with 3D sounds that immerse the listener, putting them into a state of deep relaxation without the need for a plane ticket or a heavy suitcase…’

Source: Wolfgang Tunze, tonart das Musikmagazin für Ärzte, Issue 3| 2019, Page 20, publishing company otello media www.tonartmagazin.de

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Alloheim

Press Release Alloheim: “Virtual journeys and experiences for seniors at the Alloheim Taubertal Seniors Centre”

Picture: Care assistant Ina Rehda and resident Franziska (102)

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Theta Waves

“Meditate with Virtual Reality”

Author: Helmut Martin-Jung, www.sueddeutsche.de, 19.01.2021

The newspaper’s Internet portal of Süddeutsche Zeitung, a leading newspaper in Germany, published an article about Magic Horizons.

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Goldener Herbst

According to a study by the University of Exeter, VR nature videos trigger real happiness.

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The importance of music in preventing stress

Music has been proven to prevent stress. It can help to reduce stress in terms of physiological, cognitive and emotional factors. In the brain, music has effects of similar intensity to physiological reward systems. When music is processed in the brain, it’s not just auditory systems that are involved. Language, motor and visual zones are also active in this process. So music that is produced to play to these effects creates “feelings of happiness”.  They break the continuous tension caused by stress and strengthen resilience. This effect is amplified massively when music is combined with virtual reality environments.

Goethe Institut

GOETHE-INSTITUT in HONGKONG invites you to participate in the unique VR experiences of Magic Horizons GmbH

Information about the registration can be found here:

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Sunny Island

Ready for a vacation? Need a little time off despite Corona?

Free Your Mind: Relaxing by a picturesque brook in Thailand with “Free Your Mind”: this guided meditation in virtual reality (VR) is all about finding inner peace and switching off from the constant cycle of thoughts.

Listen to the meditation, the babbling of the brook and the relaxing music. The visual 360-degree sensations in VR significantly enhance the effect: there are no distractions, and you can completely immerse yourself in the calming worlds.

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STERN, No. 35/2019: ‘Pain relief: immersing themselves in virtual worlds helps patients’ Article

‘Patients who used virtual reality glasses felt less pain for a longer period of time than those who distracted themselves by watching TV,’ a US study has found. The palliative effects lasted for up to 72 hours. Patients with extremely severe pains benefited most from the glasses. The mechanism by which this operates, it is believed, is that experiences in the virtual reality realm distract the patient so much that their pains are perceived less intensely.’
(Source/citation: STERN magazine, no. 35, 22/8/2019, page 18).

For further information, visit scinexx and PLOS ONE.

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Giorgio and Martin Koppehele

Binaural Audio Mix Article

We have improved the existing binaural mixing technique to create a superb, three-dimensional musical soundscape.

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Telekom offers the VR relaxation videos of Magic Horizons in the Magenta Virtual Reality App.

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NEC Showcase 2018

NEC Showcase, London Event

Behind the scenes at NEC Showcase 2018 at our virtual reality booth.

Constant stress, anxiety disorders, burn-out prevention Article

Issue 63 of GEO WISSEN analyses physical symptoms and provides lots of tips. ‘Wounds heal slower if you’re stressed’ and ‘positive emotions can alleviate the progress of many illnesses, while negative ones aggravate them’ according to GEO Wissen, issue no. 63.

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Connect EC Exhibit & Conference Press article

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FAQs

What is the use of the Magic Horizons VR experiences?

Magic Horizons is a holistic platform on which customers can find virtual reality solutions for stress reduction, patient calming, mental training and the promotion of mental health.

Anytime & anywhere. You can expect relaxing, stress-reducing and calming virtual worlds full of beauty:

  • Real natural worlds in 360° and 3D, to switch off, relax and gain new mental energy
  • Binaural beats for deep relaxation
  • Guided meditations, sleep aids, fairy tales and dream trips
  • Interactive brain trainings from number training to kinesiology

All VR experiences are based on scientific research and a study by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for Magic Horizons. We also work with King’s College London and the USC (University of Southern California).

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What products does Magic Horizons offer?

Magic Horizons has the following product lines in its portfolio:

  • Bundle of software and VR hardware: Easy Mobile and Premium Mobile
  • Software VR licenses only for Rift, Rift S, HTC Vive, Vive Pro and Pico G2 4K and Neo 2
  • 360° VR videos

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What is special about VR technology?

The 360° ​​VR environment enables a much better immersion than, for example, smartphone relaxation apps, which can still be distracting because of the external environment. In VR, however, you are completely away from the external, shielded from the outside world.

In virtual reality, you don’t just “see” a film about dolphins, you are right in the middle of it and swim with dolphins. You don’t only watch a film about the sea, you are on the “dream beach” and the sea is within your grasp. The same applies to any other VR world: the feeling of “presence” arises – you actually believe that you are “on site”. This makes it much easier for the human brain to “let go” and relax much deeper and faster. The high resolution and stereoscopy (3D) help here to make the VR worlds appear even more realistic to the brain.

 

How do VR glasses differ from smartphone relaxation apps?

In virtual reality, the presence effect is many times higher. This means that you no longer watch a film, but you are part of the film or experience. This enables a much faster and more lasting relaxation and stress reduction.

How are 360-degree experiences created?

Click here to watch the Making of Green Mountains video.

What is so special about binaural sound?

Click here for our binaural mixing article.

What is clean content?

By clean content, we mean violence and horror-free content that will liberate your mind. It relieves tension and reduces stress so that you can absorb new mental energy. Magic Horizons 360° videos and interactive VR experiences aim to facilitate calming, stress reduction and wellness for the soul.

Guided meditation, sleep aids, breathing exercices, atmospheric natural settings, natural sounds and relaxing music reduce stress and trigger positive emotions. Allowing your soul to relax.

What does ``Magic Horizons - my better life`` stand for?

Magic – for magically simple and the positive feeling when experiencing our VR. Horizons – for the variety of our VR experiences – in every situation and for every taste. The claim my better life embodies the increased quality of life through our products and services.

 

What is Magic Horizons' data security policy?

The protection of our customers’ data is our top priority. As a German company, the protection of private data and GDPR compliance are very important to Magic Horizons. We finance ourselves through subscription models and sales of the VR app as well as additional content (e.g. in-app purchases) in B2B and in the future in B2C. Customer data is not sold or otherwise made available to third parties.

Do our customers have to register the VR glasses online?

Our customers who rent the Easy Mobile or Premium Mobile VR glasses as a subscription do not have to register online or go online with the VR glasses. Only if the customers wants to receive updates online in the future they have to go online specifically via their own WiFi for this purpose.

Customers who obtain licenses from us for their own VR glasses have to go online to download and install our content on their VR PC (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) or on their Pico glasses via PC:

  • You will receive a download link for the actual VR software by email
  • Additionally you will receive a license key to activate the license per email
  • Then you can go offline again
  • After the booked period has expired, you only need to go online again to renew your license

Can I wear my glasses under the VR glasses?

If you have long-distance glasses (user is near-sighted), please leave your glasses on under the VR glasses.

Do I have to install anything?

All the required software is pre-installed on your VR glasses. You can start right away.

Do I need WiFi to use the VR glasses?

No, all software is completely installed. If you want an update via WiFi in the future, this is possible. An update without WiFi is of course also possible. Then the update takes place on site via SD card or by exchanging the VR glasses.

How do VR glasses differ from smartphone relaxation apps?

In virtual reality, the presence effect is many times higher. This means that you no longer only watch a film, but are immersed in the film or experience. This enables a much faster result along with a more lasting relaxation and stress reduction.

Can you compare VR glasses with smartphone apps?

Relaxing with VR glasses is much faster and more effective, as there is no external distraction. The VR glasses and headphones completely shield the user from their surroundings.

Can I also use interactive experiences on the Easy Mobile VR glasses?

To use interactive experiences you need the Premium Mobile VR glasses.