Multisensory Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

Alexander Marquardt, Christina Trepkowski, Jens Maiero, Ernst Kruijff, André Hinkenjann
Research demonstration presented at the IEEE Virtual Reality - March 2018, Research demonstration


In this research demo, we show examples for the integration of multisensory cues to enhance user engagement and trigger emotional responses in immersive environments. Our primary focus is to use this modular-designed system for the supportive treatment of anxiety disorders. This is achieved by the integration of different devices to provide a range of sensory cues (visual, auditory, vibrotactile, olfactory) and the use of head mounted display technologies. Furthermore, we show how the system works based on three different scenarios for potential therapeutic application.

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  author       = {Marquardt, Alexander and Trepkowski, Christina and Maiero, Jens and Kruijff, Ernst and Hinkenjann, Andr{\'e}},
  title        = {Multisensory Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy},
  howpublished = {Research demonstration presented at the IEEE Virtual Reality},
  month        = {March},
  year         = {2018},
  note         = {Research demonstration},

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