Binghampton University Magazine Features Skip Rizzo

Published: August 11, 2014
Category: News

The summer issue of the Binghampton University magazine features the resiliency work of Skip Rizzo, an alumnus. The story describes how Rizzo has developed a virtual reality exposure therapy system for treating PTSD and how current work in is focused on using virtual reality scenarios for predeployment preparation.
The idea, states the story, is that letting soldiers confront the fear, the uncertainty and the kill-or-be-killed decision making before they go into combat will help them be better adjusted both on the battlefield and when they return to civilian life.
The story notes that the system will be studied at West Point this fall.