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Eating disorders

DrKollarDrKollar Posts: 1
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edited October 2018 in Oculus Rift + Touch
Does anybody know about any Oculus Rift software what I could use in treatment of Anorexia Nervosa or Obesity? I am a clinical psychologist and I could find several scientific articles on this subject but none of them mention the name of the software they used.

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  • TaintFistTaintFist Posts: 179
    Art3mis
    edited October 2018
    Not really sure how to respond...
    So, I'll just leave this here,

    Moderator edit: Removed the video, that was inappropriate and off-topic.


  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,542 Volunteer Moderator
    edited October 2018
    TaintFist said:
    Not really sure how to respond...
    So, I'll just leave this here,

    Moderator edit: Removed the video, that was inappropriate and off-topic.
    I have removed that video, it was inappropriate, if you don't know how to respond, think about it and then DONT.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,156 Valuable Player
    DrKollar said:
    Does anybody know about any Oculus Rift software what I could use in treatment of Anorexia Nervosa or Obesity? I am a clinical psychologist and I could find several scientific articles on this subject but none of them mention the name of the software they used.


    You may want to have a look at C2Care's website, they seem to offer VR products for various phobias, addictions and also eating disorders. From the youtube vid they appear to be a mixture of 3D environments and 360 videos. They may also include interactive content but I I'm just guessing. Anyway, may be worth a look.


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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,217 Valuable Player
    I'm curious how VR software would be used to treat eating disorders?  Doesn't seem like the type of thing it would work for.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,156 Valuable Player
    edited October 2018

    I think, amongst other things, it involves presenting the headset wearer with a VR mirror and virtual reflections of themselves based on perceived and actual weight.

    I don't know about C2Care but apparently various VR studies have been done that include... 'audio stimuli in combination with visual kinematics to allow user–virtual world interaction and gradual exposure to high-calorie food stimuli associated with chewing sounds or comments on ingested foods. Also, only 1 study used visual-tactile stimulation complemented with immersive material, which included an obese patient to test the effect on her assessment of her body measurements' (from one study done on the subject).

    I'd be curious as to how well this works, particularly with phobias. I imagine it could be pretty powerful therapy if done right.

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  • kzintzikzintzi Posts: 1,032
    Wintermute
    speaking as an arachnophobe, being subjected to giant jumping frost spiders and mechanical ones at your face doesn't make the phobia go away..

    on a related note, Skyrim has spiders in it.
    Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,573 Valuable Player
    edited October 2018
    DrKollar said:
    Does anybody know about any Oculus Rift software what I could use in treatment of Anorexia Nervosa or Obesity? I am a clinical psychologist and I could find several scientific articles on this subject but none of them mention the name of the software they used.

    I believe that these are all custom-proprietary software. And it looks like there is a company out there that offers something to do this in VR: Psious Toolsuite

    From an article on this subject:
    To do this, he uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and virtual reality to relax his patients in a peaceful setting (the beach, for example) and educate them on anxiety. Then, he introduces more-worrisome environments (say, a restaurant or dressing room) through a program called PsiousToolsuite to help patients confront their body-image issues and eating disorders.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/virtual-reality-is-being-used-to-treat-eating-disorders-1532537334

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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,156 Valuable Player
    kzintzi said:
    speaking as an arachnophobe, being subjected to giant jumping frost spiders and mechanical ones at your face doesn't make the phobia go away..

    on a related note, Skyrim has spiders in it.

    lol, yeah, that wouldn't help much!

    Relaxing music and tiny little spiders... slowly building up to bird-eating hairy bastards might work (& I don't mean Alice Cooper).

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  • kzintzikzintzi Posts: 1,032
    Wintermute
    hahahahah... generally spiders in Australia are tiny AND really friken dangerous.. even the not-quite-so-dangerous ones cause necrotic flesh eating issues (check out the white-tailed spider if you think I'm joking - you don't even know you've been bitten until the ulcers start)..

    not to scare anyone who's not Australian, but there is a thin line between the sea and the bush that's reasonably safe, and you only need to watch out for the aggressive combat sheep and the drop bears.. 

    Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
    a plum is a terrible thing to do to a nostril.
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