Transforming the next generation of accelerated human learning


People suffering from a range of disorders including Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find absorption of information challenging in a normal environment.

Vimbal’s solution combines custom designed audio-visual virtual reality software with a stimuli free environment, enabling learning to be fast tracked and retained without triggering the disorders.

Founder, Joshua Arnall, built Vimbal to help him overcome PTSD, anxiety, spinal pain and fibromyalgia discomfort following an accident. After trialling it himself through law school with great success, and the evidence of a real need for an alternative to normal treatment, he decided to take it to market.

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  • A novel and innovative combination of technology and therapeutic practices
  • Aiding in a variety of mental health battles to accelerate treatment and reduce loss of life
  • A customised and individual therapeutic approach on individual triggers
  • Breaking down geographical and “business hour” barriers currently faced.


Vimbal is a novel and innovative software designed to support accelerated learning by combining the latest cutting-edge virtual reality hardware and software, with accelerated learning techniques creating an immersive, stimulation free experience.

Vimbal adapts and modifies existing speed-reading platforms to work within Vimbal’s unique seven element virtual reality environment, eliminating everyday distractions. The software also introduces soundwaves to put the users mind into a highly absorbent state that can comprehend accelerated learning at levels that haven’t previously been achieved.

Vimbal increases the reading speed of a 50-year-old by 300 - 1,200 per cent in under seven minutes.

What can Vimbal achieve in a new and immerging mind of a child throughout their 12-year education, then taking the technology into their future career?

Potential markets

Mental health disorders such as: PTSD, anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD and dementia.

Primary, secondary, tertiary education and research sectors.

Individual user personal development.

Corporate (lawyer / barrister) with high security (7 level software)

Partnering opportunities

Vimbal is seeking partnering opportunities with companies supporting the disability sector and PTSD for further research and development.

Vimba is exploring collaboration with the following research organisations:

South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

  • Complete research into PTSD, Anxiety, Depression
  • 5000 research clients.

UniSA’s Cognitive Aging and Impairment Neuroscience Laboratory (CAIN)

  • Research into Autism, ADHD, and Dementia.

Vimbal is looking for a research partner into childhood education.


Vimbal uses virtual reality to accelerate the rate of learning in users.

The Vimbal team

Joshua Arnall

Joshua Arnall


For all media inquires please contact Georgia Minarelli from the Innovation & Collaboration Centre.

0413 314 726


South Australian Government

University of South Australia