CBS Evening News Features Interview with Soldier Treated with ICT’s VR Therapy

Published: June 21, 2011
Category: News

segment on the national CBS Evening News told the personal story of 27-year-old former Army Staff Sergeant Jeff Matthews, who is one of 90 soldiers taking part in a study of virtual reality exposure therapy for treating post-traumatic stress. The study, being conducted at Emory University, uses the VR exposure therapy developed by Skip Rizzo, ICT’s associate director for medical virtual reality. In the segment, Matthews credits the therapy for helping him come to peace with his combat memories and his wife credits it with saving their marriage.
Without therapy, she says, “It would’ve ended. It would have ended completely.”
Watch the CBS News story here.