Can the NHS’s New Virtual Reality Game Cure a Fear of Heights?

Published: June 9, 2019
Category: News

Dr Albert Rizzo, director of medical virtual reality at the University of Southern California, has made headlines in the US after designing a treatment for military veterans suffering from battlefield trauma.

Funded by the U.S. military, Dr Rizzo has created a series of virtual worlds, allowing veterans to ‘return’ to the moment that traumatised them. They might be placed in an army vehicle, driving along an Iraqi desert road, when a roadside bomb detonates in the distance, or experience walking through an Afghan village, when suddenly they come under fire from the enemy.

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