HIKARI Lab: Office
About The Facility
HIKARI Lab provides two unprecedented and easy-to-use psychological care services which are SPARX and Kokoro works. By offering these services, we aim at solving and easing psychological problems.
"SPARX" is a 3D role playing game application based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. SPARX can provide useful information to those who feel anxiety, stressed, depressed. And they can learn about cognitive behavioral thoughts while playing games.
"Kokoro works" is an online counseling service that aims at solving and easing psychological problems by giving one-on-one therapies. We provide a counseling service by clinical psychologists with expertise in this industry. Instead of just listening to patients' stories, we decide goals, create plans, and provide supports aiming for psychological problem solving.
In addition, we are currently developing psychological care services that combines biometric sensor and AR(Augmented Reality) technology. Also we will develop psychological care services using technology of holography in the future.
How We Work
In this section,we will explain about SPARX.
SPARX is a full-fledged RPG game based on the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is developed for teens by the researcher team of the University of Auckland as one of the programs of Youth Mental Health Project started by the New Zealand prime minister. Our company created the Japanese version of SPARX which is localized to suit Japanese adults' needs.
According to the British Medical Journal (19 April 2012 edition), SPARX has been proved to be as effective as face-to-face counseling both at the time of beginning an intervention treatment by using SPARX and three months after that. In addition, SPARX has also received The World Summit Awards 2012 sponsored by the United Nations and International Digital Award 2013 sponsored by UNESCO Netexplo.
Through SPARX, the patients can learn treatment methods of depression, flexible thoughts of things, relaxation methods, communication methods, problem organization methods, emotion control techniques and so on.
Our company's strength is the abundance of know-how to integrate methods proven to be effective in medical science and clinical psychology into everyday devices. By providing unprecedented care experience,we aim to preventing and improving mental disorders and contributing to improve mental and physical health.
Click here to watch the introduction video of the SPARX.
Contents of the Tour
1. Tour Type: Business Negotiation
2. Tour Contents:
Introduction of our company（10minutes）
Introduction of SPARX and Kokoro works（10minutes）
Presentation about the business aliance（30minutes）
Try to play SPARX
If you have any special requests, please feel free to contact us.
3. Acceptance Conditions:
Number of visitors: Up to 8 people
Opening time: 9:00-18:00
5 minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro "Nihonbashi" station
5 minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro "Kayabacho" station
7 minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro "Hatchobori" station
15 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line /Tokyo Metro Line "Tokyo" station
5. Nearby Tourist Spots:
Coredo Muromachi, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, TAKASHIMAYA Nihombashi Store.
We would like to contribute to the society by providing unprecedented psychological care services which are easy to receive.
Currently, since we would like to positively deploy SPARX to Japan and overseas, we are looking for business partners. If you are in a life insurance company or a hospital and are interested in our business, please feel free to contact us.
We are also looking for partners who can visualize the state of mind for our development of new games, such as biosensor company, affective computing companies or companies making use of technology of holography. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are waiting for your message and visit.