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Using Virtual Theme Parks to Speed Recovery of Hospitalized Kids

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“With its recent eMotion project, Samsung is just one of many entities proposing immersive VR as medical treatment.

In the past few years, experiments in using immersive VR for aiding recovery from both physical and psychological ailments have been growing steadily in number.”

By JANET BURNS at psfk

Read more: http://www.psfk.com/2015/04/virtual-reality-speed-recovery-samsung-gear-vr-emotion-project.html

Afraid of spiders? Try virtual reality therapy

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“Therapists do not typically keep boxes of live spiders in their desks. That can make it tricky to treat patients suffering from arachnophobia using exposure therapy, one of the most popular ways to combat phobias.

So startups and universities are starting to treat phobias using virtual reality. With realistic and immersive technologies like the Oculus Rift, therapists could help a patient overcome crippling fear using safe, easy-to-wrangle simulated spiders.”

By Heather Kelly at Money CNN

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/29/technology/virtual-reality-therapy-phobias/