How virtual reality is being used to deliver mental health care

The potential of virtual reality (VR) to help deliver mental health care has long been known. But until recently the technology has been very expensive — and not particularly good. That’s all changed with the arrival of cheaper and far more sophisticated devices like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As it’s currently Mental Health Week, it’s worth looking at how the potential of VR is starting to be realised. How is VR already being used? Technologist Greg Wadley from the University of Melbourne said the main use for VR has been in the area of exposure therapy for phobias…
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