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New Tech Lets Users Create Their Own Avatars

March 11, 2018

While video games have long been at the forefront of virtual reality, the technology is already being used in the fields of gaming, architecture, education and military training, among others. The devices offer high quality displays that provide a wide field of view and the ability to track users’ head movements to create high levels of immersion.

Skip Rizzo, director of medical virtual reality for USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, tells i-HLS: “We can also put service members with post-traumatic stress disorder into a simulated kind of context in which they were traumatized before to help them better cope with how they handle that.”

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