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This article was published on March 18, 2014

    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
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    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.

    This video is a 24-hour exclusive to The Next Web, so you get to see it here first.