6. Treating phobias with virtual reality
Virtually Better is another virtual reality company using its technology to help with cognitive behavioral therapy. Virtually Better creates evidence-based virtual reality programs for phobias, substance abuse disorders, skills development, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress and pain management.
It offers virtual reality games for children to help combat childhood anxiety, social phobias and sleep. It also has games that help with obesity, food allergies and even offers a game to help users calm down.
Some of the cognitive behavioral therapy programs help with fear of heights, storms, public speaking, elevators, bridges and flying. Each program helps clinicians treat that specific phobia using different types of scenarios. The programs expose the user gradually to each phobia for a cost and time-effective supplement to en-vivo exposure.
The video below is an example of the program for storm phobia.