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SOTE has 240 year old tradition of academic excellence and commitment to the education of physicians. It is a university, which is dedicated solely to health science studies from undergraduate to professional level. At the same time SOTE is a leading research institution in many fields including the use of virtual environments in medicine and virtual humans.
The principal participant in the project is the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. The Department houses the Research Laboratory for Virtual Reality and has a combined experience of over a decade of working with the latest innovations in this field. It provides the key infrastructural components for the proposed project, including a Virtual Environment Development and Testing Unit as well as a fully equipped Psychophysiological Laboratory with Electromagnetic (EEG) Tomography and physiological data recording systems (BIOSEMI).