Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of an environment that allows the user to experience a sense of presence and immersion within it.
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of an environment that allows the user to experience a sense of presence and immersion within it. By using a headset or other similar device, the user can interact with a three-dimensional environment as if it were real. This technology has a wide range of applications, including gaming, education, training, and therapy. It relies on a combination of hardware and software, such as sensors, cameras, and rendering engines, to create a fully immersive experience. The goal of VR is to create a convincing and interactive world that can be experienced as if it were real.
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is a therapeutic approach that involves exposing patients to anxiety provoking stimuli through virtual environments. Instead of directly facing the real-life source of anxiety, patients are gradually exposed to it through replicated scenarios in a controlled and safe setting. This allows patients to reap the benefits of confronting and managing their distress while avoiding potential harm associated with real-life exposure. VRET offers a creative and effective method of managing various mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, OCD, and phobias.