Virtual Reality Being Used to Help People Conquer Real World Fears – Skip Rizzo on CBS News Philly

Published: January 8, 2016
Category: News

A news story about virtual reality being used in therapy featured ICT’s Skip Rizzo and noted his work using VR to treat soldiers and veterans with post-traumatic stress.
“We can put people back in these simulations and help them to confront and process very difficult emotional memories,” Rizzo said.
Rizzo says simulations work because of the way our brains function.
“Even though at some level the patient knows I’m in a virtual reality world, I’m not in the real world,” Dr. Rizzo said. “The brain still reacts to it as if it’s the real world.”