Tag Archives: vr

Weekly INT Boost – The Dangers of Cats Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you’ve missed. This week, we have good news for cat lovers, a supportive community where you’d least expect one, and a personal tale from a Canadian NHL player. We also have big news from our fundraising campaign, so check out our updates if you haven’t […]

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Weekly INT Boost – One Down, Six to Go

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week we have a look at the people trying to improve depictions in the media, thoughts on why we constantly check our phones, and — oh yeah — coverage of our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign! Mental health group aims to […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Mental Illness isn’t Magic?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week, we have analysis of the missteps of The OA, tips for a long and happy game development career, and research about therapy, VR and Facebook. Sady Doyle on mental illness, ‘The OA’ & savior narratives “Believe it or not, […]

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Virtual Reality is Helping Veterans From WWII Onward

For many of the veterans of World War II, war memorials are out of reach. They’re in their late 80s and 90s now and travel can be a challenge, even with the help of programs like Honor Flight. That’s why Honor Everywhere 360 was created — a virtual reality tour of U.S. War Memorials in […]

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VR Helps Autistic Kids Overcome Social Challenges in a New Study

New research out of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas offers a potential new way for young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to prepare for social situations in a safe environment. Researchers used a VR training program to help participants learn strategies for potentially challenging social situations like meeting […]

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VR Can Take Us Places We Can’t Reach Alone – Like Everest

I haven’t jumped on the VR train quite yet, and even the chance to play Call of Duty and Final Fantasy VR experiences haven’t sold me on any particular hardware — but VICE presents a compelling argument: the opportunity to do nearly impossible things like climbing Mount Everest. Millions of people across the world play […]

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Weekend Reading – Robot Uprising Edition

“Quixote” Is Teaching Navy Robots How To Play Nice With Humans “The game draws its scenarios of everyday life from the Internet. Each of them is turned into a story, which is read to the AI. Then the AI gets to play a virtual agent in a scenario based on the story, and scores points […]

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DEEP is a VR Game that Wants You to Relax and Breathe While You Explore an Undersea World

I’m completely into the idea of VR. Being transported into games that surround me, and exploring fictional worlds from the inside? Awesome. Having to smush a headset over my glasses and roll the dice to see whether I’ll be anxious, nauseous, or just plain disoriented by the time I get out? Well, that’s less great. […]

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Can Virtual Triggers Lead to Real Anxiety?

Virtual reality is an exciting frontier for both games and therapy, with potential that’s only just beginning to be explored. Developers are increasingly experimenting with immersive environments meant to help us work through our anxieties and fears, and users are discovering genuinely helpful VR experiences. But as much as VR has the potential to help, […]

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Will the Rise of VR Change the Face of Therapy?

2016 looks like it’s going to be the year of virtual reality (VR), with PlayStation VR, the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift all expected to release in the next few months. But while it may be the hottest thing in gaming, VR already has a rich history of therapeutic use. Virtual reality therapy (VRT) […]

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