1. In Your Head | Michael Tucker & Petra Epperlein

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    Can virtual reality control pain? Interface designer Dr. Diane Gromala has experienced chronic pain for the last 25 years. Working with concepts of mindfulness meditation--where a patient focuses on their pain to control it--Dr. Gromala and her team have built an immersive virtual reality environment that essentially allows patients to interface with the self by using biofeedback and sensory cues to modulate pain levels. Join the conversation and tweet #VirtualMeds to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/films/65/in-your-head to see the discussion. Watch more GE FOCUS FORWARD films at vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms/films. Directed and Produced by Petra Epperlein and Mike Tucker Thanks to: Ari Hollander and Howard Rose Firsthand Technology Dr. Diane Gromala, Dr. Chris Shaw and Terry Lavender Simon Fraser University

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    • The Contenders | Lucy Walker

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      Biologists spent ten years trying to map the structure of the elusive Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus, a problem that could unlock the cure for AIDS. The Contenders solved it in three weeks. Using the online puzzle game Fold It, scientists are enlisting video gamers to solve real- world problems. Join the conversation and tweet #ContendersDoc to have your tweet featured on the FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/films/82/the-contenders to see the discussion. Watch more FOCUS FORWARD films at vimeo.com/focusforwardfilms/films. Credits: Directed & Produced by Lucy Walker Produced & Edited by Joseph Peeler Animation/Design: Pyramid Attack Arv Slabosevicius Steve Wilson Illustrators: Clayton Hanmer Hyein Lee Aaron Leighton Steve Wilson Music Aaron Stein-Chester Duncan Woodbury Sound Design & Mixing Nathanael Harrison

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