Luminance — An Enlightening Engine
Luminance is a virtual reality biofeedback application that synchronizes your heartbeat with the virtual landscape.
Through Luminance, we aim to empower people by teaching them — through direct, quantified experience — how to master their mental and emotional states through real-time feedback of your emotions reflected in our realistic virtual landscapes. We have created powerful technology that quantifies and gamifies meditation, enabling users to rediscover their innate ability to relieve their anxiety and stress, and bring them back into balance. For example, one level sets your calmness in relation to the wind, so through guided breathing, as you calm yourself, you calm wind.
Many apps deliver on the promise of quantifying meditation for people, but focus solely on the brain. On the cutting edge of research into bliss states and meditation, it has been revealed that the heart plays a primary role in one's emotional and mental well-being. Through specific breathing exercises, the body comes into heart-coherence, where the heart and brain become synchronized. This brings you and those around you into powerful heartfelt emotions, like compassion, peace, and joy, and balances the body and mind.
Through realistic natural landscapes built in Unreal Engine and inspired by beautiful locations all around the world, users can travel to their favorite natural sites, whatever the distance may be.
Using a heartbeat monitor to track users' mental and emotional states, we create a real-time relationship, a biofeedback loop, between users' internal states and the external, virtual landscape. The heartbeat monitor gives an accurate reading of a your inner state, and we display that information in the virtual landscape.
Users learn how to guide their own mental and emotional states towards heart-coherence by witnessing these states reflected in the environment — the gusting wind or the flowing river. The virtual landscape becomes a reflection of your internal state, and through your increasing awareness, you cultivate the ability to shift from anxiety and stress to tranquility and peace.
Where craft meets Soul.
ORGANIC | DYNAMIC | MYSTIC | TECHNIC | STATIC
There's a saying going 'round that "AI is the new electricity," and another that "data is the new oil" — and we definitely think that's true. We think that there's much more that's changing, too. Blockchain's our new security, crypto's our new trade, and mixed reality is our new world for computing, fun, and games. These are components of a new paradigm — of tools for the new day. Tools that grant us new powers and responsibilities along the way, and only we can ensure a future that we'll come to know as home.
What's true is the that world is changing. It is growing — evolving too. It's groaning as it stretches, reaching higher into the blue. It's morphing in its form to one we thought we'd never dream — that is, at least, until we tried. Do you know what we mean?
At Aura, we look at our future, staring with awe, and we embrace every single last thing that comes with it. We see a chance at greatness, and see the world for what it is. We take joy in the opportunity to make a mark in our Great Story. It's a chance to stand with the Giants that came before — those Heroes by anybody's playbook. Those Giants who stood up on shoulders and peered into that dark, dark distance.
We look, now, with Duty. We look out with Honor and say "here's to Us: new thinkers and doers." We wielders of knowledge and power. Here's to Us, the kin of Giants who peered deeply into those whipping winds, and to Them who rose to the Great Unknown to take it all in stride.
At Aura, we are building — shining our little Light. We meet our craft with Soul and peer at the new frontier for Us to make. We cheer for the dawning day, a new age of time and space. We rise to the occasion and it stares Us in the face.
We are the makers of a new era, the doers who stand tall and firm, and we're the ones who'll spread out our wings to find the rhythm of the winds. Stand up with us, join in, and you'll see how tall you really are.
We, the shepherds of the Earth, the Giants of a new Day.
Here's to Us, Giants, and here's to Our Future.