Monthly Archives: February 2020

Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR (incl. video)

“In 2016, Jang Ji-sung’s seven-year-old daughter Nayeon died of an incurable disease.

Three years later, the South Korean mother was reunited with Nayeon — sort of — in a virtual world created for a televised documentary.

The Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation shared a clip from the special documentary, titled “I Met You,” on its YouTube page, with the footage cutting between the “real world” and the virtual one.”

By Kristin Houser for Futurism.com

Image & Video: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

Read more: https://futurism.com/watch-mother-reunion-deceased-child-vr

VR Exposure Therapy Provides Treatment Option for PTSD (incl. video)

“The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is an academic research center that combines creative narrative with advanced immersive techniques such as virtual reality to provide veterans with urgently needed options in the treatment of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Treatments with immersive technologies like virtual reality involve exposure therapy.

The patient dealing with PTSD or other disorders is encouraged to confront traumatic memories in virtual settings with the help of a trained therapist.”

By Sonya Haskins for VR Fitness Insider

Image & Video: Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)

Read more: https://www.vrfitnessinsider.com/vr-exposure-therapy-provides-treatment-option-for-ptsd/