Internet-delivered multi-patient virtual reality exposure therapy system for the treatment of anxiety disorders
van Riemsdijk, M.B.
Motivation - The project is to reduce the therapist's workload in virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) for anxiety disorders and explore cognitive ergonomic factors in the design of an internet-delivered multi-patient treatment system. Research questions - The aim can be achieved by system improvement on both the patient side and the therapist side, which leads to two main research questions. First, how should a virtual environment be designed to reduce the therapist's workload and give a relative high presence to patients? Second, in what way should a usable internet-delivered VRET system be designed which can treat multiple patients simultaneously? Research approach - A case study of a VRET treatment system for social phobia is carried out to investigate the design of an internet-delivered VRET treatment system and its impact on the main actors, e.g. the patient and the therapist. © 2011 Authors.
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PCS - Perceptual and Cognitive Systems
BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences
Virtual environments and Gaming
29th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011, 24 August 2011 through 26 August 2011, Rostock, 233-236