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VR for Good – It Can Do Much Better Than Game

October 28, 2016

To inspire others about the power of VR to do good, AMD took some gear on the road to the VERGE conferencein Silicon Valley.

The conference led off with a keynote from AMD Vice President Roy Taylor and VR pioneer Nonny de la Peña.

Roy talked about how quickly VR technology has advanced, citing applications like “Bravemind.” This is a virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) simulation developed by Dr. Skip Rizzo at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies that is used to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It uses an immersive and realistic virtual environment, enabled by AMD graphics technologies, to recreate unique interactive scenarios to help soldiers normalize the experiences they went through during combat. For Marine Corps veteran Chris Merkle, Bravemind has helped him cope with the stress from his deployment.

Read the full article on Huffington Post.

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