Technology adapted from computer games can help treat anxiety disorders. Patients are equipped with a virtual reality headset to expose them to fear-inducing situations and objects – such as heights or spiders.
A hospital in the Netherlands is using virtual reality to alleviate the symptoms of people who suffer from chronic pain. VR glasses have long been used to try to overcome trauma and phobias.
Can you tell the difference between virtual and augmented reality? Both are being pushed as big developments in education and creative industries. Cyrill Etter of Game Science Center Berlin tells us why.
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