Oxford University’s GameChangeVR program designed by a multi-partner team of university, health and industry experts has conducted the largest ever clinical trial of Virtual Reality for people diagnosed with agoraphobia.
The VR training begins with a virtual therapist’s office and then moves to various scenarios such as standing inside a surgical room or waiting to board a bus. The participants are encouraged to take various actions like making eye-contact with strangers or tapping the card inside the bus.
The result showed that after six weeks of VR training, people with severe agoraphobia not only gained confidence but also managed to overcome difficulties such as going to a supermarket or travelling in a bus.
Brand: Oxford University
Tech: Virtual Reality