VR-SOCIAL
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy System

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

3D experience combining Virtual Reality and Psychotherapy

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy method to help people confront their fears. When people are fearful of something, they tend to avoid the feared objects, activities or situations. Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear in the short term, over the long term it can make the fear become even worse. In such situations, a psychologist might recommend a program of exposure therapy in order to help break the pattern of avoidance and fear. In this form of therapy, psychologists create a safe environment in which to “expose” individuals to the things they fear and avoid.

Virtual Reality

The exposure to the feared objects, activities or situations in a safe environment helps reduce fear and decrease avoidance. However, it can be both time consuming and costly. And, unpredictability and uncertainty in real life makes the therapy quite difficult. This is especially problematic for “Social Phobia” treatment. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy is a type of treatment method by exposing the patients to feared stimuli within the in the virtual environments and worlds. VRET is used in treatment for phobias, anxiety disorders, addictions, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy System for Social Anxiety Disorder

Presence in 3D Virtual World

In the VR-Social therapy system, individuals face anxiety and fear situations that they may encounter in real life, in 3D virtual environments. They can feel present in virtual environment physically, socially and emotionally.

9 Module: Academic, Business & Social

The VR-Social therapy system includes 9 different scenario modules for academic, business, meeting and social settings. The therapist can customize the therapy for each client by choosing different scenarios and levels and repeat as needed.