Watch how Virtual Reality is used to treat war veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder

Watch how Virtual Reality is used to treat war veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder

Virtual Reality is cool again thanks to Oculus Rift, but beyond gaming it’s finding uses that you might not have imagined.

The latest documentary from VICE‘s MOTHERBOARD team visits a clinic in Los Angeles, where Virtual Reality simulations are used to treat war veterans with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). Host Jody Mitic, a former master sniper for the Canadian military, explores how these systems treat a serious mental condition, and discovers how they could be used beyond the military.

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