VIMSE - Gamified exposure therapy for use on modern VR headsets
2015 (English)In: Abstracts from the 7th Swedish Congress on internet interventions (SWEsrii), Linköping: Linköping University Press , 2015, 17-17 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
VIMSE is a new spider phobia exposure application developed for use on next generation VR headsets. Developed by Mimerse AB for the Stockholm University Department of Psychology the application advances exposure technology along a number of important fronts. VIMSE uses gamification to increase user engagement and learning, is fully automated with a virtual therapist to allow at home-self care, contains multiple open-ended environments and lighting to ensure exposure in multiple contexts, as well as a range of spiders, spider behaviors and stimuli intensity levels to ensure gradually increasing exposure levels. Collaboration with a for-profit corporation ensures the application is market-ready and scalable rather than restricted to a research environment. VIMSE is currently completing clinical trials comparing it to gold-standard one session therapy phobia treatment in a group of 100 spider phobics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Press , 2015. 17-17 p.
VIMSE, gamified exposure therapy, VR, virtual reality, spider phobia
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123117DiVA: diva2:871755
7th Swedish Congress on internet interventions (SWEsrii), 6-7 November 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.