Automated virtual reality therapy helps people overcome phobia of heights

Automated virtual reality therapy helps people overcome phobia of heights
 

A fear of heights could be overcome with the help of a virtual therapist, new research suggests, with experts saying the findings boost hopes virtual reality could play a key role in tackling other mental health problems.
According to a 2014 YouGov survey, an aversion to heights is more common in the UK than a fear of spiders, snakes, or being on a plane, with 23% of British adults “very afraid” of heights and 35% a little afraid.
“It is just the most common type of phobia, and one we know a lot of people do not get treatment for despite it impinging on many people’s lives quite a lot,”... read more

 
12 July 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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