After an extensive negotiation with the Sigmund Freud estate, we are pleased to announce that the great Sigmund Freud will be available for psychotherapy sessions on the new iCouch Virtual Reality Therapy Platform!

Now available to the general public for the first time, it’s possible to now book a therapy session with Sigmund Freud.

How does the iCouch Virtual Reality Therapy Platform work?

It took almost 6 years to develop, but it works just like you were in an actual therapy session. Using Oculus Rift, kindly provided by Mark Zuckerburg and the team at Facebook, you simply wear the headset and you’re immediately immersed in the 1920s Vienna office of Freud.

 

We digitized hundreds of unpublished photos, provided by the Freud estate as well as fed thousands of pages of Freud’s writings into a special iCouch Artificial Intelligence engine. Then using machine learning technology, we entered thousands of psychotherapy scientific articles to “teach” our system modern developments since Freud’s time. So you aren’t just getting a session with 1920s Freud, you’re getting a session with Freud smartened with the entire canon of psychological and neuro-scientific knowledge.

Can I really talk to authentic Sigmund Freud?

Yes!

We analyzed word choice and speaking patterns from old audio recordings. Until iCouch researchers started digging, there was only one known audio recording of Sigmund Freud’s voice.

 

However, we found an interesting treasure trove of recordings hidden in newly discovered annex underneath his office at Berggasse 19 in Vienna. Apparently, when the Nazis took power in Germany in 1933, Freud was astute enough to see the writing on the wall. He began construction of an underground shelter below his famous office. It took almost 4 years to complete. During our team’s research and while digitizing some of Freud’s writings, we found a cryptic reference to a “bounty under the trees.” As we prowled around Freud’s old home, our gracious tour guide mentioned the “tree floor” and how it was original. With our weak German, we confused the word for “wood” (holz) with the word for “tree” (baum.) It wasn’t until we were back at the hotel that one of our team made the connection. The Nazi’s, having burned many of Freud’s writings in 1933, had inspired Freud to create a secret archive — under the wooden floor!

It took quite a lot of convincing, but we managed to get the director of the Freud Museum in Vienna on board with our mania. We carefully pried up the floorboards finding — nothing. We then entered a small closet and tried there. We found a mold-covered metal plate almost rusted shut. There wasn’t a handle, but a small loop of metal. Excited beyond words and hopping around breathless, the museum director grabbed the hammer out of my hands and hooked the claw through the metal loop. He pulled until his shoulder almost dislocated. Finally, we got the metal cover lifted and below was a dark cavernous space, darker than a coal mine.

Inside Sigmund Freud’s hidden bunker

What we found inside was astounding. Floor to ceiling, was covered with metal boxes — filled with perfectly preserved reels of 35mm Kodak film.

The film had no images on it, but after discovering a pallophotophone system hidden behind the boxes, we knew that we had uncovered a treasure — hundreds of hours of audio recordings dating back to 1924. Until now, there were no known surviving pallophotophones in existence! Speechless doesn’t begin to describe us. We immediately contacted an archivist from the Haus der Musik museum in Vienna to begin the delicate process of managing these priceless recordings. To add to the challenge, this film a a nitrocellulose base — which is incredibly flammable.

After several months of digitizing and restoring the recordings, our iCouch Artificial Intelligence system could now speak using not only the knowledge of Freud based on his writings, but also with his exact voice and speech patterns.

iCouch really is changing the future of behavioral health! By uncovering hidden history, we’re proud to say we’re creating history of our own.

How can I book an online therapy session with Sigmund Freud?

It’s simple. Click this link to learn more..

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Published by Brian Dear

Brian is the cofounder and CEO of iCouch, Inc. He has an extensive background in software engineering, inbound marketing and mental health practice management.

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