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Virtual Reality Technology “oVRcome” Developed In Christchurch, Given Green Light For Clinical Trial.

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Virtual Reality Technology “oVRcome” Developed In Christchurch, Given Green Light For Clinical Trial.

Can virtual reality help treat people with a fear of flying or spiders? A clinical trial involving University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers and a South Island tech company will seek to answer that question. The trial will use a smartphone app called “oVRcome” developed by tech entrepreneur Adam Hutchinson to treat patients with phobias and anxiety. The app is paired with a headset to immerse participants in virtual environments to help treat their phobia.

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