In vivo exposure can be difficult to carry out. It becomes difficult to control the environment that needs to be reproduced, particularly, the animal’s reactions, specific situations, the need for certain species, etc. Also, can generate enormous anxiety levels, which in consequence can make the patient refuse, or even abandon the treatment. VR and Augmented Reality (AR), help to ease the patient’s anxiety to the treatment and to have total control over the different variables during the exposure, allowing the therapist to control the environment, which gives you the freedom to customize the session to the patient’s needs.
Exposure to spiders inside a terrarium or walking on a table. The size of the spiders and the distance between them and the patient can be adjusted.
Exposure to cockroaches inside a terrarium or walking on a table. The size of the cockroaches and the distance between them and the patient can be adjusted.
Exposure to a dog on the street. The variables can be adjusted for the dog to bark, to pet the dog, among others.
Exposure to several pigeons in a square.
Exposure to a cat on a house, and petting the animal.