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February 26, 2017

For many years, virtual reality simulations have been used to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) phobias or fears.

Skip Rizzo, a research scientist at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies says “Virtual reality can be used in pain distraction, exposure theraphy (fear of flying, public speaking, etc.) cognitive assessment, attention deficit and virtual human work.”

According to Rizzo, built upon these five areas medical experts can define up to 20 sub categories to treat with virtual reality. Like PTSD treatment or autism job interview.

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