Virtual Reality Applications for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mental Disorders

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) environments are computer-generated mediums that try to provide the user a sense of presence. The use of VR term in science has a long history, but an increasing number of commercial cost-effective VR devices are creating new possibilities and applications for it. Regardless of entertainment, as the most widespread market for VR, the application of VR in medicine is attracting great attention in the scientific field. VR can be used as a tool for public healthcare, as a teaching environment for medical students or to improve the skills of experts, together with a well-accepted method for physical rehabilitation and mental therapies. The focus of this review paper is on the use of VR for psychiatric and anxiety disorders. Several empirical studies show the effectiveness of VR in improving the conditions of patients in a manner comparable to traditional methods and with long-lasting effects in their daily lives. However, a small number of case studies or the lack of a detailed comparison between VR and conventional methods is the shortcoming of current studies. In this paper, we review different VR applications focusing on the identification of the technologies used, the evaluation methods applied, and the results of the studies

Originalspracheenglisch
TitelProceedings of 2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2021
Redakteure/-innenDaphne Economou, Anasol Pena-Rios, Andreas Dengel, Heather Dodds, Markos Mentzelopoulos, Alexander Klippel, Kai Erenli, Mark J. W. Lee, Jonathon Richter
Herausgeber (Verlag)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Seitenumfang8
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-7348995-2-8
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 17 Mai 2021
Veranstaltung7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network: iLRN 2021 - Virtual, USA / Vereinigte Staaten
Dauer: 17 Mai 202110 Juni 2021

Publikationsreihe

NameProceedings of 2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2021

Konferenz

Konferenz7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network
Kurztitel iLRN 2021
Land/GebietUSA / Vereinigte Staaten
OrtVirtual
Zeitraum17/05/2110/06/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ausbildung bzw. Denomination
  • Geisteswissenschaftliche Fächer (sonstige)
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Medientechnik

Fields of Expertise

  • Human- & Biotechnology

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