Using augmented reality to treat phobias

  title={Using augmented reality to treat phobias},
  author={Maria del Carmen Juan Lizandra and Mariano Alca{\~n}iz Raya and Carlos Monserrat Aranda and Cristina Botella and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Ba{\~n}os and Bel{\'e}n Guerrero},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
Virtual reality (VR) is useful for treating several psychological problems, including phobias such as fear of flying, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, and phobia to insects and small animals. We believe that augmented reality (AR) could also be used to treat some psychological disorders. AR and VR share some advantages over traditional treatments. However, AR gives a greater feeling of presence (the sensation of being there) and reality judgment (judging an experience as real) than VR because the… CONTINUE READING
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