Immersive Media Corp.
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Immersive Media Corp.

October 31, 2005 06:00 ET

Immersive Media Corp. Provides Immersive Technology for Behavioral Healthcare Research

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2005) - Immersive Media Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IMC) ("IMC") -

Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui recreates reality with immersive movies

Immersive Media Corp., an advanced digital video imaging company, announced today a unique research collaboration with the Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui (the "Hui") located at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. The Hui acquired an IMC Telemmersion System to support the advancement of video technology in the development of virtual reality applications.

IMC's Telemmersion System will support the Hui researchers' efforts to design photorealistic immersive environments to be used in behavioral healthcare as a complement to traditional treatments.

"The immersive movies may potentially be used as a distraction during painful procedures, an effective tool in reducing phobic fears or nicotine craving, or treating other types of behavioral health conditions," said Dr. Sarah Miyahira, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System and Hui, Director of Intramural Research.

Dr. Raymond Folen, Tripler Army Medical Center, Department of Psychology, added, "These immersive environments present an opportunity for us to create photorealistic, full motion environments and move in a different direction from the computer generated imagery that has been used in the training and simulation world."

The Telemmersion System captures a full motion spherical world, complete with directional sound, that can be experienced live or in a recorded format. "IMC is pleased to support the Hui's research in the field of virtual reality for behavioral healthcare," stated Myles McGovern, President and CEO of IMC. "Their selection of IMC's Telemmersion System in this capacity reinforces our belief that immersive movies create a photorealistic environment that puts the viewer in the center of the action, this is a critical step in the acceptance of our technology in the training and simulation or ultimately the gaming world."

About The Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui

The Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui is a unique federal healthcare research and development organization created in 1999 under joint agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) Pacific Regional Medical Command at Tripler Army Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care Systems (VA) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Under the agreement, formed with the encouragement and support of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, this DoD/VA joint venture seeks to develop telemedicine and technology applications to support the healthcare needs of federal beneficiaries in the Pacific region. As a leader in establishing healthcare partnerships with public and private research organizations, the Hui aims to develop innovative solutions for healthcare utilizing advanced and emerging technologies such as virtual reality.

About Immersive Media Corp.

IMC is an advanced digital video imaging company. IMC's Telemmersion System captures a global image using multiple video streams arranged according to geodesic geometry. The dodecahedron design captures omnidirectional video that is seamlessly stitched together and can be viewed live or from a recording. IMC's immersive video provides a view of the entire environment for timely, fact-based decision-making.

The compact size, lightweight and rugged design of the Telemmersion System makes it completely portable and it can be easily mounted on land and airborne vehicles. Applications include: persistent surveillance, integration, commanded control of interactive intelligent databases, scenario modeling, and specialized training.

Immersive Media Corp. is a publicly traded Company that is listed under the symbol "IMC" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on IMC and the Telemmersion System, go to: www.immersivemedia.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Information provided herein contains forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, which are considered reasonable by Immersive Media Corp. at the time of preparation, may be proved to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided and the variations may be material. There is no representation by Immersive that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

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