We’re working with the Virtual Embodiment Lab, led by Andrea Won, on a project that aims to help people with anxiety and other mental health concerns better manage their well-being. Virtual reality technology has a lot of potential to be useful in a variety of different communication and health contexts, from raising awareness about environmental issues, to assisting with perspective-taking, to helping people with PTSD. But there’s still a lot that’s not understood about how we respond to being transported into these virtual environments, especially around how we sense our bodies when we can’t actually see them. This study is going to test a few different methods to help people manage anxiety by transforming their bodies and their environments.
Publications to come soon!