Science

Prestigious national and international institutions use Psious for their scientific studies

PROJECT INSTITUTION INVESTIGATION STATE PUBLICATION
ADHD children Sant Joan de Déu Hospital Mindfulness Finalized 1, 2, 3
Fear of Flying Hofstra University VRET remotely Finalized 4, 5
University students Performance University of Zaragoza Mindfulness Finalized 6, 7
Fear of Darkness University of the Illes Balears Emotive Performance Finalized 8, 9
Psycho-oncology Vall d'Hebron Maternal and Child Hospital and Enriqueta Villavecchia Oncological Foundation Mindfulness Finalized 10
Psycho-oncology University of Barcelona and Sanitas (BUPA) Mindfulness Finalized 11
Psycho-oncology Vall d'Hebron Maternal and Child Hospital, Enriqueta Villavecchia Oncological Foundation and Hospital del Mar Pain distraction Finalized 12
Psycho-oncology Sanitas (BUPA), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Vall d'Hebron Maternal and Child University Hospital, Enriqueta Villavecchia Oncological Foundation and Hospital del Mar Mindfulness Finalized 13
AgoraVR (Agoraphobia) TicSalut Social VRET Data analysis 14
Anxiety and Pain management during hemodialysis Sanitary consortium of the Garraf Pain Distraction Pending of publication 15
Phobias Hospital del Mar VRET Pending of publication 16, 17, 18, 19
ADHD adults Vall d'Hebron Hospital Mindfulness Data anlaysis 20
Emotional and cognitive regulation in children University of the Basque Country Mindfulness Data recollection -
Agoraphobia National Health Service (NHS UK) VRET In progress -

European projects

Time Perception Project (VIRTUALTIMES)

Consortium Partner

Time Perception Project (VIRTUALTIMES)

Description:
Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression, autism and schizophrenia

 

VR for Drug Rehabilitation

Consortium Partner

VR for Drug Rehabilitation

Description:
VR application to treat drug craving by cue exposure therapy and develop an
assessment tool for testing the VR effects

 

Award-winning scientific studies

Mobile Word Capital Barcelona prize for technological innovation

At the 6th R + D + I ICT Health and Social (2016)

Best communication for Adult ADHD VR Mindfulness Treatment through Virtual Reality Mindfulness

At XXXII Day of Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Medicine in Clinical Practice (2018)

AEPNYA Researchers Award

By the Spanish Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPNYA) (2017)

Best poster project

At the 8th R+D+I Health and Social (2018)

Evidence-based treatment protocols

DISORDER RECOMMENDED VR PROTOCOL
Claustrophobia Botella, C., Baños, R. M., Perpiñá, C., Villa, H., Alcañiz, M., and Rey, A. (1998). Virtual reality treatment of claustrophobia: a case report. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36(2), 239-246
Fear of blood, needles, injuries Wiederhold, B.K., Mendoza, M., Nakatani, T. Bulinger, A.H. & Wiederhold, M.D. (2005). VR for blood-injection-injury phobia. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 3, 109-116.
Claustrophobia Botella, C., Baños, R. M., Perpiñá, C., Villa, H., Alcañiz, M., and Rey, A. (1998). Virtual reality treatment of claustrophobia: a case report. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36(2), 239-246
Fear of flying Cardos, R. A., David, O. A., and David, D. O. (2017).Virtual reality exposure therapy in flight anxiety: A quantitative meta-analysis.Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 371-380.
Acrophobia Coelho, C. M., Waters, A. M., Hine, T. J., and Wallis, G. (2009). The use of virtual reality in acrophobia research and treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(5), 563-574.
Fear of driving Wald, J. and Taylor, S. (2000). Efficacy of virtual reality exposure therapy to treat driving phobia: a case report. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 31(3), 249-257.
Fear of animals Miloff, A., Linder, Ph., Hamilton, W., Reuterskiold, L., Andersson, G., and Carlbring, P. (2016). Single-session gamified virtual reality exposure therapy for spider phobia vs. traditional exposure therapy: study protocol for a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. Trials, (17), 60.
Social anxiety Anderson, P. L., and Price, M. (2013). Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 751-760.
Fear of public speaking Safir, M. P., Wallach, H. S., and Bar-Zvi, M. (2012). Virtual Reality Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Public Speaking Anxiety: One-Year Follow-Up. Behavior Modification 36(2), 235-246..
Generalized anxiety Gorini, A., and Riva, G. (2008). The potential of Virtual Reality as anxiety management tool: a randomized controlled study in a sample of patients affected by Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Trials, 9, 25.
Agoraphobia Peñate W, Pitti CT, Bethencourt JM, de la Fuente J, Gracia R. The effects of a treatment based on the use of virtual reality exposure and cognitive-behavioral therapy applied to patients with agoraphobia. Int J Clin Health Psychol 2008;8:5–22)
Test anxiety North M, North SM, Crunk J (2004) Virtual reality combats test anxiety: a case study report. Studies in Health Technologies and informatics. 98:278-80
OCD Kim, K., Kim, Ch. H., Kim, S. Y., Roh, D., Kim., S. I. (2009). Virtual Reality for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Past and the Future. Official Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatric Association, 6, 115-121
Pain distraction - Malloy K, Loenard S (2010) The effectiveness of virutal reality distraction for pain reduction: A systematic review
- Gold, J. I., Kant, A. J., Kim, S. H., y Rizzo, A. S. (2005). Virtual anesthesia: The use of virtual reality for pain distraction during acute medical interventions. Seminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain, 24(4), 203-210. https://doi-org.sire.ub.edu/10.1053/j.sane.2005.10.005
- Jones, T., Moore, T., y Choo, J. (2016). The Impact of Virtual Reality on Chronic Pain. PLoS ONE, 11(12), 1-10.
Eating disorders - Sara Fonseca-Baeza, G. C. & R. M. B. (2018). An intervention protocol proposal to modify the body image disturbance using Virtual Reality Sara. CALIDAD DE VIDA Y SALUD 2018, 11(2), 48–61.
- Clus, D., Larsen, M. E., Lemey, C., & Berrouiguet, S. (2018). The Use of Virtual Reality in Patients with Eating Disorders: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res, 20(4), e157. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.7898
Adaptative disorders - Quero, S.; Andreu-Mateu, S.; Moragrega, I.; Baños, R.M.; Molés, M.; Nebot, S.; Botella, C. (2017). Un programa cognitivo-conductual que utiliza la realidad virtual para el tratamiento de los trastornos adaptativos: una serie de casos. Revista Argentina de - Clínica Psicológica, 
- Zeng, N., Pope, Z., Lee, J., & Gao, Z. (2018). Virtual Reality Exercise for Anxiety and Depression: A Preliminary Review of Current Research in an Emerging Field. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 42. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm703004226, 5–18. https://doi.org/10.24205/03276716.2017.1001
PTSD Botella, C., Serrano, B., Baños, R., & García-Palacios, A. (2015). Virtual reality exposure-based therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a review of its efficacy, the adequacy of the treatment protocol, and its acceptability. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 11, 2533–2545. https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S89542
ADHD - Shema-Shiratzky, S., Brozgol, M., Cornejo-Thumma, P., Geva-Dayan, K., Rotstein, M., Leitner, Y., … Mirelman, A. (2018). Virtual reality training to enhance behavior and cognitive function among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: brief report. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2018.1476602 
- Bashiri, A., Ghazisaeedi, M., & Shahmoradi, L. (2017). The opportunities of virtual reality in the rehabilitation of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a literature review. Korean J Pediatr, 60(11), 337–343. https://doi.org/10.3345/kjp.2017.60.11.337
Pain management - Hunter G. Hoffman, David R. Patterson, Gretchen J. Carrougher, M.N., and S. R. S. (2001). Effectiveness of Virtual Reality–Based Pain Control With Multiple Treatments. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 17, 229–235.
- Tashjian, V. C., Mosadeghi, S., Howard, A. R., Lopez, M., Dupuy, T., Reid, M., … Spiegel, B. (2017). Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: Results of a Controlled Trial. JMIR Mental Health, 4(1), e9. https://doi.org/10.2196/mental.738
Efficiency of interventions with virtual reality - Bouchard, S., Dumoulin, S., Robillard, G., Guitard, T., Klinger, E., Forget, H., … Roucaut, F. (2017). Virtual reality compared with in vivo exposure in the treatment of social anxiety disorder: a three-arm randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 210, 276–283. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.116.184234
- Maples-Keller, J. L., Bunnell, B. E., Kim, S.-J., & Rothbaum, B. O. (2017). The Use of Virtual Reality Technology in the Treatment of Anxiety and Other Psychiatric Disorders. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 25(3), 103–113. https://doi.org/10.1097/HRP.0000000000000138
- Lindner, P., Miloff, A., Hamilton, W., Reuterskiöld, L., Andersson, G., Powers, M. B., & Carlbring, P. (2017). Creating state of the art, next-generation Virtual Reality exposure therapies for anxiety disorders using consumer hardware platforms: design considerations and future directions. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,. https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2017.1280843
- Morina, N., Ijntema, H., Meyerbröker, K., & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2015). Can virtual reality exposure therapy gains be generalized to real life? A meta-analysis of studies applying behavioral assessments. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74, 18–20. Retrieved from https://ac-els-cdn-com.sire.ub.edu/S0005796715300334/1-s2.0-S0005796715300334-main.pdf?_tid=2b992d94-f41b-414e-983a-948ea5d18f77&acdnat=1523975328_f66c32b99ebaff2ba24db1d0dcc3ccc4