Virtually better

Collier, Roger
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p410
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the $6 million virtual 2-bedroom apartment of the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Gatineau, Quebec. It states that the place is not really an apartment but a 6-wall virtual reality "immersive room," which is dedicated to clinical psychology. It is said to be the first of many digital environments that Stéphane Bouchard, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology, and his research team project on creating to study everything from gambling addiction to post-traumatic stress disorders. Controlled trials have indicated that virtual reality us effectivein treating some phobias, such as the fear of flying.


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