Virtual Reality Therapy
VR Therapy is utilised when a patient physically visits a therapist?s office, and whilst there, is sensorilly immersed in one of more virtual reality systems, designed to recreate the traumatic experience that individual suffers from, in stages ranging from the abstract to as close as possible to the actual event.
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Paedophilia, the sexual attraction of adults to children, is a significant public health concern and it does not respond well to normal treatment. If the wiring in the brain is indeed different, then this is why traditional therapy does not work in these cases. Perhaps...Perhaps a virtual reality can.
MIT have released details of their work with robotic physio therapy to help children suffering from the uncomfortable condition of cerebral palsy, and stroke victims, gain maximum control over their given physical body.
It was long suspected but never proven that attaching a neuroprosthetic to the brain, was a valid way of providing therapy, and inspiring growth in the organ. Never proven until now, that is.
Understanding Virtual Reality is essentially a holistic introductory book, covering in a little depth, a wide swathe of issues, applications and advancements in and around the sphere of virtual reality.
This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on the subject of virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology?where it originated, how it has evolved, and where it is going. The authors cover all of the latest innovations and applications that are making virtual reality more important than ever before.
A lengthy, somewhat deeply personal look at the advantages of adding - note not replacing - to your therapy requirements via semi-anonymous sessions in virtual environements. Bonding with other individuals in group sessions accomplishes more when the fear of gossip in the individual's home town is completely removed.
This book is dedicated to both virtual reality and augmented reality, as in how both apply to the manufacturing process. Everything from 3D visualisation and pre-manufacture prototyping to 3D printers and revolutionising the manufacture process.
Whilst research using virtual reality has continued unabashed throughout the years, it seems that we are finally once again seeing courses dedicated to VR as a subject in its own right.
A slideshow presentation geared to introducing the concept of virtual reality, raise a lot of questions about how to do it, and at the same time, answer a great deal about its past.
An innovative project at Tripler Army Medical Centre utilises an immersive virtual reality interface to take patients back to the war zones they experienced, to treat their battlefield stress.
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The Office of Naval Research is funding three projects to evaluate virtual reality therapy for treatment of acute post traumatic stress disorder. The three-year, approximately $4-million program will examine how virtual reality can be used ...
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Virtually Better, Inc., funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are testing the use of virtual reality therapy to find out if it can help people with lower back pain learn ho...
Magellan Expands Knowledge on Virtual Reality Therapy for Treatment of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Magellan Health Services, Inc. showcased top virtual reality (VR) therapy and anxiety disorder expert Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP at its 2008 conference of its clinical and medical leadership team. Rothbaum, director of the Trauma and Anx...
VR systems are being used to keep children entertained and focussed whilst their bodies are rehabilitated. IREX (Interactive Recreation and Exercise) is being used to submerge them in a virtual sport or game environment, which adds a measur...
A workshop on virtual reality hardware and software will take place from 30 November to 1 December in Stuttgart, Germany.
The workshop will present new trends in virtual reality hardware and software, organised around the fol...