16 Jun 2016

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

What is Virtual Reality Therapy?

Virtual reality therapy (VR) offers a new human-computer paradigm in which users are no longer simple external observers of images on a computer screen but are active participants within a computer-generated-three-dimensional virtual world. Virtual environments differ from traditional displays in that the user experiences a sense of presence or immersion in the virtual environment. The sense of immersion is achieved by an integration of real-time computer graphics, body tracking devices, visual displays, spatial audio and possibly other sensory input. The user is presented with a computer- generated visual world that changes in a natural way with head and body motion. The most common approach in virtual reality exposure therapy to create a visual environment is to outfit the user with a head mounted display(HMD) including a head trac...

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