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The Economist Features Research from ICT’s Skip Rizzo and Galen Buckwalter

November 17, 2012

The Economist featured work by Skip Rizzo and Galen Buckwalter of USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. The story noted that virtual reality therapy is being used to help returning veterans confront traumas sustained on the battlefield. Rizzo and his team are also building a training regime from this research to see whether it can help prepare troops before they are deployed; soldiers would go through traumatic scenarios, then speak with a virtual mentor to learn stress-reduction tactics.