The River Company Psious exposure therapy treatment system is applying virtual reality to the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder. By simulating environments avoided by those with arachnophobia, claustrophobia and public speaking for instance, the developers hope to help users face fears head on.
Overcoming limits is central to the Psious mandate. Working directly with therapists and patients by way of the virtual reality tools, the "science-based solution" promises to improve therapeutic outcomes.
Psious can be used as a mobile app or a patient management platform. The application of interactive 3D environments to the healthcare sector here contributes to a growing virtual reality field that is moving far beyond consumer amusement.