Virtual Reality Therapy for Combat Stress

Published: February 9, 2006
Category: News

A new, high-tech system designed to treat military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—or PTSD—may be familiar to fans of a squad-based combat video game.
Using components from the popular game Full Spectrum Warrior, psychologist Skip Rizzo and his colleagues have fashioned a “virtual” world that simulates the sources of combat stress.
The project is a joint venture between the Institute for Creative Technologies—a cutting-edge research lab at the University of Southern California—and the Office of Naval Research.
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