Virtual Anxiety Therapy

xenodu‘Researchers say they have tested a system that lets people with all manner of social anxieties — from using public transportation and buying a drink at a bar to socializing at a party, shopping, or talking to a stranger – see themselves interacting in those situations via video capture.

‘The system, developed by UK company Xenodu, uses a camera that watches the live person and software that creates an image of the person onscreen. The system the creates over 100 social scenarios and puts the live person in the scene. Unlike many virtual reality technologies the participant doesn’t wear a helmet or mask to watch the virtual reality they have entered. Basically the user observes their situation from an out-of-body perspective where they can then simultaneously view themselves and interact with the characters of the film…’

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‘Confidential emotional support group Samaritans receive about a million calls a year and one out of five calls are suicide calls. To encourage people to volunteer, a team from the Central Saint Martins School in London created an interactive ad for the organization.

‘The ad was placed near a telephone booth in a busy subway station. The ad featured a woman who is about to commit suicide making a phone call. The public phone next to the ad rings in real life. If no one picks up the phone, the woman commits suicide. However, if someone answers the phone, the woman is “saved.”…’
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2 Responses to Virtual Anxiety Therapy

  1. pochp says:

    Thanks Kevin.


  2. Kevin Cullen says:

    Really cool links. So interesting…


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