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The Ultimate Display for Physical Rehabilitation: A Bridging Review on Immersive Virtual Reality

Aviv Elor, Sri Kurniawan
2020 Frontiers in Virtual Reality  
This review paper links immersive virtual reality with the concepts of therapy, human behavior, and biofeedback to provide a high-level overview of health applications with a particular emphasis on physical  ...  We examine each of these crucial areas by reviewing some of the most influential published case studies and theories while also considering their limitations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Noah Wardrip-Fruin for his advice, suggestions, and support during the literature review of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frvir.2020.585993 fatcat:7nqzbwutvzbvni6xxurfj7cjoa

Virtual reality exposure for OCD: Is it feasible? [Exposición mediante realidad virtual para el TOC: ¿Es factible?]

Amparo Belloch, Elena Cabedo, Carmen Carrió, Jose A. Lozano-Quilis, Jose A. Gil-Gómez, Hermenegildo Gil-Gómez
2014 Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica  
Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is receiving increased attention, especially in the fields of anxiety and eating disorders.  ...  Four OCD women assessed the sense of presence, emotional engagement, and reality judgment, and the anxiety and disgust levels they experimented in four scenarios, called the Contaminated Virtual Environment  ...  Acknowledgments: This study was supported by the Generalitat Valenciana (Spain), Grant PROMETEO2013/066, and by the Spanish Ministerio de Investigación, Ciencia e Innovación, Grant PSI2010-18340.  ... 
doi:10.5944/rppc.vol.19.num.1.2014.12981 fatcat:qbvocrmc4zh7df6k6m6yyiirqm

Virtual Reality Therapy for Social Phobia: A Scoping Review

Elham Salehi, Mahdi Mehrabi, Farhad Fatehi, Asiyeh Salehi
2020 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
Virtual reality (VR) has become an interesting alternative for the treatment of social phobia.  ...  This scoping review explored the impact of VR technologies in the treatment of social phobia (25 papers were included).  ...  the virtual reality-based specific system; lack of sense of presence/immersion to overcome cognitive barriers [29] ; and patients' anxiety due to therapist presence/monitoring [22] , small sample size  ... 
doi:10.3233/shti200253 pmid:32570476 fatcat:sa7o7b7brvhujljqnipu7zc2zu

Development of Mixed Reality Systems to Support Therapies [chapter]

Bruno Patrão, Paulo Menezes, Paula Castilho
2016 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This work is focused on the development of Mixed Reality-based Systems suitable for their use in psychological therapies.  ...  Recently, on-going research about Immersive Virtual Environments has shown its applicability in psychological domains. Firstly, we intend to explore the bio signals data for emotion recognition.  ...  The sense of presence refers to the sense of "being there", in the virtual environments created by the technology.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31165-4_13 fatcat:jpii6xv3obhx5j4f4itfqs3fhe

Posttraumatic stress disorder: possibilities for olfaction and virtual reality exposure therapy

Mary P. Aiken, Mike J. Berry
2015 Virtual Reality  
Visual and auditory information has dominated the field of virtual reality (VR).  ...  cognitive function, memory, emotion and creation of presence, particularly in the context of VR treatment of PTSD.  ...  Olfaction and presence in virtual reality exposure therapy Virtual environments can affect human experience, producing a sense of physical presence defined as the user's feelings of ''being there'' in  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-015-0260-x fatcat:ott3prdtejdnjajoxbrfyalf5u

Page 617 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 92, Issue 2 [page]

2005 Psychological Abstracts  
[from the chapter] — The efficacy of virtual reality (VR) systems is directly related to the quality of presence, the sense of being a part of the virtual world, generated in the user (Wiederhold & Wiederhold  ...  (Virtual Reality Medical Center, CA) The Effect of Presence on Virtual Reality Treat- ment. [In: (PA Vol 92: Virtual reality therapy for anxiety disorders: Advances in evaluation and treatment.  ... 

Meditation experts try Virtual Reality Mindfulness: A pilot study evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of Virtual Reality to facilitate mindfulness practice in people attending a Mindfulness conference

María V. Navarro-Haro, Yolanda López-del-Hoyo, Daniel Campos, Marsha M. Linehan, Hunter G. Hoffman, Azucena García-Palacios, Marta Modrego-Alarcón, Luis Borao, Javier García-Campayo, Etsuro Ito
2017 PLoS ONE  
Virtual Reality (VR) is a new technology that helps capture participants' attention and gives users the illusion of "being there" in the 3D computer generated environment, facilitating sense of presence  ...  By limiting distractions from the real world, increasing sense of presence and giving people an interesting place to go to practice mindfulness, Virtual Reality may facilitate mindfulness practice.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the participation of the conference attendees of the 3rd International Meeting on Mindfulness, organized by the Master of Mindfulness, University of Zaragoza  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187777 pmid:29166665 pmcid:PMC5699841 fatcat:57tquhr5mrdmtjx2qenx5qaxr4

Use of Virtual Reality Methods in Treating Eating Disorders and Body Image [chapter]

Marta Ferrer-Garcia
2016 Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders  
Virtual reality has been successfully used to treat body image disturbances in ED patients and seems a suitable technology for cue exposure therapy in this setting.  ...  The incorporation of new technologies may help to increase the efficacy of standard treatments.  ...  The term virtual reality refers to computer-simulated environments where the user experiences a sense of presence.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_169-1 fatcat:vb546zpp6rgiriwqluyr3rs4qu

Evaluation of a Brazilian simulator for virtual reality behavior therapy

Marcela Roberta Jacyntho Zacarin, Elizeu Borloti, Verônica Bender Haydu
2019 Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva  
Behavioral therapy combined with a virtual reality exposure (VRE) component can be useful for the treatment of fears and phobias.  ...  The intervention decreased the participants' levels of anxiety and the frequency of avoidance of situations involving heights in the virtual environment, and they reported decreases in day-to-day avoidance  ...  In virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) of fears and phobias, sense of presence is necessary for the manifestation of emotions, such as anxiety (Price & Anderson, 2007) .  ... 
doi:10.31505/rbtcc.v21i1.1196 fatcat:d4lgvf4fgvejdovstr4uk5isfq

Research on the Application of Virtual Reality Technology in Psychotherapy

Lulu Liu, Yan Liu, J. Sun, Z. Li, X. Liu
2021 E3S Web of Conferences  
This paper expounds the advantages of virtual reality technology and its specific application in the treatment of psychological diseases such as social anxiety, phobia and eating disorder.  ...  The popularization and application of virtual reality technology provides a new way for psychotherapy.  ...  Realistic Sense of Presence Virtual reality technology can provide visitors with various intuitive sensory stimuli.  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202129002033 fatcat:aq5dlglknbbzbjnjibu64u7hhe

The Illusion of Presence in Immersive Virtual Reality during an fMRI Brain Scan

Hunter G. Hoffman, Todd Richards, Barbara Coda, Anne Richards, Sam R. Sharar
2003 CyberPsychology & Behavior  
The essence of immersive virtual reality (VR) is the illusion it gives users that they are inside the computer-generated virtual environment.  ...  The present study demonstrated for the first time that subjects could experience a strong illusion of presence during an fMRI despite the constraints of the fMRI magnet bore (i.e., immobilized head and  ...  Also thanks to Howard Abrams ( for customizing Snow World for the present study.  ... 
doi:10.1089/109493103321640310 pmid:12804024 fatcat:mnu6ee3zajbatbt7jenbtg6nvi

The Role of Sense of Voice Presence and Anxiety Reduction in AVATAR Therapy

Mar Rus-Calafell, Thomas Ward, Xiao Chi Zhang, Clementine J. Edwards, Philippa Garety, Tom Craig
2020 Journal of Clinical Medicine  
AVATAR therapy offers a unique therapeutic context that uses virtual reality technology to create a virtual embodiment of the voice-hearing experience, enabling the person to visualize their persecutory  ...  The present study explores, for the first time, the contribution of sense of voice presence, together with session-by-session reduction of anxiety and paranoid attributions about the avatar, to changes  ...  virtual reality based therapy.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jcm9092748 pmid:32854387 fatcat:7gaahdpxsveqpg7pkncyxgdyvi

Page 244 of Behavior Research Methods Vol. 38, Issue 2 [page]

2006 Behavior Research Methods  
Making sense of multi- sensory rooms for people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57,341-344. Hmminis, L. R., & Lombard, M. (2005).  ...  Experiential cognitive therapy in the treatment of panic disorders with agoraphobia: A controlled study. CyberPsychology Behavior, 6,312-318. Waterworth, E.  ... 

An Augmented Reality System Validation for the Treatment of Cockroach Phobia

Juani Bretón-López, Soledad Quero, Cristina Botella, Azucena García-Palacios, Rosa Maria Baños, Mariano Alcañiz
2010 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking  
Augmented reality (AR) is a new technology in which various virtual elements are incorporated into the user's perception of the real world.  ...  Results support the adequacy of each element of the system in inducing anxiety in all participants.  ...  Acknowledgments The research presented in this paper was funded in part by Ministerio de Educació n y Ciencia, Spain, PROYECTOS CONSOLIDER-C (SEJ2006-14301=PSIC), by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovació n  ... 
doi:10.1089/cyber.2009.0170 pmid:21142997 fatcat:ov7hwlzo65ei7ksfrv4yl6g3au

A Systematic Literature Review: Acrophobia Treatment with Virtual Reality

David Jose Giraldy, Wilson Novaldo
2022 Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Journal (EMACS)  
The goal of our study is to see whether Virtual Reality technology can be used to treat acrophobia.  ...  We noticed that the majority of papers involve more than two persons as a sample and use virtual reality exposure treatment.  ...  mean (standard deviation) outcomes for virtual reality exposure therapy (e-VRET) in the absence of the therapist versus virtual reality exposure therapy in the presence of the therapist (p-VRET). e-VRET  ... 
doi:10.21512/emacsjournal.v4i1.8077 fatcat:kzpj54sphbfrfegh7xjbk667hy
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