Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

(null)

“Can virtual reality become a global mental health treatment platform?

Virtual reality (VR) has been used for decades as a tool for therapists to administer virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) in a safe and controlled manner. Due to cost and technology limitations, it has not been widely available, to date.

With the advent of affordable mobile VR headsets, such as the Gear VR, there is a new opportunity to apply telemedicine to decentralize mental health treatment, reaching more patients and improving lives around the world.”

By Alex Senson at TechCrunch

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/06/virtual-reality-therapy-treating-the-global-mental-health-crisis/