March 10, 2016

A VR ‘Heroin Cave’ to Help Addicts

Researchers at the University of Houston are hoping they can use virtual reality to help patients deal with drug abuse. They’ve created a VR “heroin cave” that helps patients and therapists learn to identify and resist the things that trigger cravings. While traditionally this is done in the safety of a therapist’s office, it’s hard to actually create those triggers, until VR.

VR therapy has real potential.

Topics: Consumer Psychology, Virtual Reality