The Warrior Stories Platform

Period of Performance: 11/17/2011 - 11/30/2012

$146K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Kinection
4448 Morse Ct.
Napa, CA 94558
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Arts and Narrative therapies have been shown to be beneficial for Veterans and Service Members traumatized by life experiences. The Warrior Stories Platform provides therapists and Service Members a tool to create rich, healing stories in a graphic novel format. The platform uses active assistance to provide authors support during the creation process by assisting them in structuring their story, finding appropriate art, and adding contextual sounds. Art libraries are provided in a variety of themes, and a rich symbol library helps authors express complex feelings without having to render concrete scenes in detail. Characters, backgrounds, props, and symbols are all highly configurable using proprietary technology, and all are searchable not just by name but also by emotion, mission type, event, and location. The platform allows use in individual, group, and therapist-supervised settings.