Dell Technologies Invests in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Announces $100,000 Grant to Advance Bravemind
LAS VEGAS – Kicking off Dell Technologies World 2018, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell announces a $100,000 grant for the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies to advance its virtual reality exposure therapy prototype, Bravemind, used to assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress symptoms in war Veterans.
Dr. Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, director for medical virtual reality at the Institute for Creative Technologies, helps kick off the conference by joining actor Jeffrey Wright on stage for a live demonstration of the project. Wright describes Bravemind and the work being done at the Institute as “human progress”, a common theme at Dell Technologies World 2018.
The donation will be used to help expand Bravemind and develop its most innovative form using higher fidelity virtual reality equipment at a lower cost, an option that was not feasible until recent advances in the technology over the last few years.
For more information about Bravemind, please visit www.ict.edu/prototype/pts.