VR Operational Stress
In recent years, there has been increased interest in the psychological and physiological benefits of spending time in nature. Even as little as 15 minutes of walking in a natural setting can reduce physiological stress and improve cognitive functioning through an increased connection to the natural environment.
But what if your job does not allow you to leave for 15 minutes to go walk in the forest? We are investigating whether immersion in a virtual nature environment can reduce occupational stress and perhaps ultimately, the onset of PTSD, in first responders and emergency medical personnel.
For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Seaver at Christine.Seaver@ucf.edu.
UCF RESTORES’ Proprietary VR Treatment Tool
In 2022, our center’s hallmark IOP treatment program took a major leap forward with the introduction of our own proprietary virtual reality (VR) treatment tool – a cutting-edge technology with the potential to change the way our industry approaches immersive exposure therapy treatment. Learn more in the video below.