Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect of treatment for autism phobias

Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect of treatment for autism phobias

Credit: Third Eye NeuroTech and Newcastle University Virtual reality has been shown to help children with autism with nearly 45% remaining free from their fears and phobias six months after treatment.

NYPD Using Virtual Reality to Help Community Teens Facing Tough Choices

NYPD Using Virtual Reality to Help Community Teens Facing Tough Choices

Supported by The New York City Police Foundation and as part of its crucial Neighborhood Policing initiative, NYPD is launching the Options VR program to run simulations of tough situations that young New Yorkers may find themselves in.

Good news for immersive journalism: Look at your audience

A new study provides an elegant solution: researchers found that small changes suggestive of a possibility for interaction -- in this case, having a virtual character acknowledge your presence when you look towards them -- can have a significant positive impact on peoples' sense of presence in a VR news scenario.