Five things to do with latest 3D ‘toy’ – The Independent Features ICT’s VR Therapy and Skip Rizzo

Published: March 29, 2016
Category: News

New Zealand’s The Independent featured the work of ICT’s Skip Rizzo in an article exploring uses for virtual reality headsets, like the newly available Oculus Rift.
The article noted that when speaking to The Verge in 2013, Dr Albert Rizzo from the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies said: “I have no question that Oculus will revolutionise virtual reality for clinical purposes. This system is going to be about so much more than playing games.”
Rizzo has used VR to treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by putting them through exposure therapy. He uses the Rift to virtually place soldiers at the scene of a traumatic battlefield event in a controlled situation, helping them process their anxious feelings and overcome the worst of the disorder, stated the story.