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Friday, June 12, 2015

Virtual Reality for Therapy

Fear Factor: Using Virtual Reality to Overcome Phobias

Lia Steakley | June 10, 2015

Past research has shown that virtual reality can be effective in treating phantom limb syndrome, helping smokers kick their nicotine habit, easing patients’ pain and reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, among other things. Now a pair of engineering students at Santa Clara University in California are exploring the potential of the technology to assist individuals in overcoming their fear of heights and other anxiety-related conditions. 

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  1. Virtual reality exposure therapy is meant to take patients into a virtual world via a headset or three-dimensional studio. There, they interact within a videogame-like environment, equipped with visual, auditory and sensory cues.

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