Virtual reality training for PTSD counseling and communication skills


“At a tour of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), USC alumni veterans saw firsthand how virtual reality can help soldiers in real life.

The group saw a demonstration of ELITE, a virtual reality trainer designed to improve counseling and communication skills for new leaders, and other virtual reality technologies developed at the lab.

Those virtual and game-based technologies are used as research tools to better understand human thought and behavior, as training systems to serve as “flight simulators for social skills” or as therapeutic aids to help prevent and treat post-traumatic stress.”

By Orli Belman at USC News

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