Augmented Reality

In order to treat anxiety and fear, fears and anxieties are eliminated with the Augmented Reality application, as well as the Virtual reality application.

What is Augmented Reality How it is implemented?

The fears of the person can be removed with the papers and virtual reality glasses read with QR codes. For example, if you are afraid of insects or spiders, this treatment method gives you the opportunity to look and touch an insect image. Since this increases the sense of reality, more effective results can be obtained in therapies.

In Augmented Reality treatment, the therapist can determine the number or size of insects.

In particular, interactive augmented reality exposure therapy to treat arachnophobia, ie fear of spiders, has very effective results in the client.

What kind of treatment is virtual reality?

In order to treat anxiety and fear, virtual reality is applied in cases where desensitization studies are not sufficient only by talking or imagination.

Fear of insects and spiders, which are among the most common phobias in society, can be eliminated thanks to new generation technologies. With the augmented reality application, people with insect or spider phobia can learn to cope with their fears. According to experts, therapies involving behavioral interventions rather than traditional insight-based psychotherapies are effective in the treatment of such fears.

The feared object is transported into the therapy room

In the augmented reality application, the object of fear is carried to the therapy room in order to expose the person to the disturbing stimulus. With the software that enables the study of spider and insect phobia in the system, the person can see the insect in three dimensions in the therapy room and perceive it as if an insect or spider is walking on his hand.

Phone is used instead of glasses

The experts stated that the augmented reality application is a type of virtual reality applications, “In virtual reality applications, we were enabling the person to experience some situations with the help of glasses. In augmented reality applications, we do not wear glasses. In this application, a mobile phone is used. Thanks to a software installed on the mobile phone, the person is at that moment. “Visual stimulation is provided in three dimensions in the environment. It allows the person to perceive the bug or spider as if it is really on his hand or arm. When the person looks at the area captured by the camera of the phone, the insects appear in that visual area in three dimensions thanks to the software on the phone.”

Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by Marilyn Walker

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