Zoophobia – VR Therapy

Treating Zoophobia with Virtual Reality Therapy

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.

Room with spiders

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.

Room with cockroaches

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.

Fear of dogs

Exposure to a dog on the street. The variables can be adjusted for the dog to bark, to pet the dog, among others.

Close-up of pigeons

Exposure to several pigeons in a square.

Cat

Exposure to a cat on a house, and petting the animal.

…and more environments to evaluate and treat Zoophobia.

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