UCF RESTORES® Proprietary VR Technology Tool

At UCF RESTORES, our core approach to treatment is exposure therapy, enhanced using fully immersive virtual reality (VR) technology. By guiding our patients to face very specific elements of their traumatic memory – including sights, smells and sounds – we are able to help them process that memory, put their trauma in its place and regain control of their daily lives.

While VR has always played a role in our approach, UCF RESTORES is now testing a new VR system, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, that could enhance treatment for both military and civilian traumas by dynamically recreating scenarios specific to each patient’s unique experience.

When this project is complete, we will share our technology with trained therapists across the nation. At UCF RESTORES, though we have been humbled to serve so many, we understand that not everyone can come to Central Florida for treatment. In sharing our work with others, we hope to open the door to posttraumatic healing for countless individuals that may not have had access to our treatment otherwise.

This is an intensive two-week treatment program conducted at the University of Central Florida’s UCF RESTORES Center. There is no charge for participating in this research program, and hotel accommodations will be provided if desired.

Participants must be 18 years or older and qualify for a diagnosis of PTSD.

For further information about this program, please call UCF RESTORES at 407-823-3910.