Emotion Sensing in VR: How VR is Being Used to Benefit Mental Health

Published: May 11, 2017
Category: News

VR Focus explores an exciting opportunity to minimise reliance on pharmacological garments for mental health, in Virtual Reality (VR). Exposure Therapy (ET) using VR is an increasingly popular alternative method amongst some practitioners to administer safe and regulated therapy for patients suffering from mental health. Previously, technological and cost barriers have limited the use of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) to the private sector. The introduction of mobile VR headsets, including the Gear VR, presents an opportunity to use telemedicine for mental health treatment.

Author Charles Nduka goes on to explain how VRET benefits patients suffering from various mental health illnesses. Read the full article that includes how Bravemind is helping to treat PTSD.