Virtual Bodyworks: VR psychotherapy to reduce crime and health issues

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Applications created by the Barcelona-based startup could be used to track and influence human behavior

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Technology could be a low-cost method of easing pressure on local mental health services. VR is gradually becoming integral components of rehabilitation programs to treat people for various issues including phobias, traumas, depression and dementia. Virtual Bodyworks integrates computer science engineering, neuroscience and psychology to build innovative IVR content to achieve specific outcomes. The startup was founded by University of Barcelona’s Mel Slater and Mavi Sánchez-Vives, who have worked on VR research projects since 2013. In 2015, the pair founded Virtual Bodyworks together wit...
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