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Virtual trauma: could home VR affect PTSD sufferers?

Thanks to the rise of mobile virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR and the relatively inexpensive but extremely accessible console-powered PlayStation VR, more people than ever have access to virtual reality headsets and content in the comfort of their own homes. Before now the technology has been used in many interesting and positive ways, including by medical professionals to treat psychological conditions such as PTSD. Having made significant contributions to medical treatments, widespread direct access to VR could now drastically change the way we consume films, games, and even social media. Before we dive into all of the exciting content opportunities that VR is going to bring, though, there are a few things it might be wise to consider. …..[READ]

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