Virtual Reality Distraction!

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I head down to the University of Washington medical building and spend some time with an innovative virtual reality distractor.  We watch and document the very first clinical claustrophobic respond to the virtual reality distratcion treatment.  And I can't help trying it myself.

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    Angela

    That's a great idea. Good show Tina.

     

    ps...thanks for fixing my account duncan!

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    Angela

    That's a great idea. Good show Tina.

     

    ps...thanks for fixing my account duncan!

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    Ted Bracewell

    I've had some problems with anxiety and claustrophobia in the past, and I was instructed to use distraction to get past it. Simple stuff, like trying to name all 20 James Bond films in order... which at last check I can do flawlessly. I can't stand being in the backseat of a car for hours on a trip, or crowded stadiums. Even crowded movie theaters are bit rough. I don't freak out, but I'm definitely uncomfortable and get a nauseous feeling at times. I really liked this segment. Oh, and great shoes by the way Smiley

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    Ted Bracewell

    I've had some problems with anxiety and claustrophobia in the past, and I was instructed to use distraction to get past it. Simple stuff, like trying to name all 20 James Bond films in order... which at last check I can do flawlessly. I can't stand being in the backseat of a car for hours on a trip, or crowded stadiums. Even crowded movie theaters are bit rough. I don't freak out, but I'm definitely uncomfortable and get a nauseous feeling at times. I really liked this segment. Oh, and great shoes by the way Smiley

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    Matthew Mushall

    Yet another positive application for video games.  These segments are some of the best you and Laura cover.  You don't like to fly and your slightly claustrophobic...I'm thinking you don't particularly care for rollercoasters either...but your a kick * athlete and a goddess of gaming.  Impressive, T-Dub!

    I don't particularly care for closed spaces myself.  I feel uncomfortable in elevators half the time.  Nothing ever makes me panic, but I don't particularly enjoy being confined.  I don't mind elevated positions and I like to fly...I like rollercoasters.  I'd love to be an airship pilot.  They fly smooth and quiet.

    Anyway, Virtual reality has many practical applications from simulation to therapy.  This was great.  You looked a little red.  was it warm, nerves, or have you been tanning lately?  Beautiful.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Yet another positive application for video games.  These segments are some of the best you and Laura cover.  You don't like to fly and your slightly claustrophobic...I'm thinking you don't particularly care for rollercoasters either...but your a kick * athlete and a goddess of gaming.  Impressive, T-Dub!

    I don't particularly care for closed spaces myself.  I feel uncomfortable in elevators half the time.  Nothing ever makes me panic, but I don't particularly enjoy being confined.  I don't mind elevated positions and I like to fly...I like rollercoasters.  I'd love to be an airship pilot.  They fly smooth and quiet.

    Anyway, Virtual reality has many practical applications from simulation to therapy.  This was great.  You looked a little red.  was it warm, nerves, or have you been tanning lately?  Beautiful.

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    Human​Compiler

    Not sure about the volume, but I noticed it too.  Sorry about that.

    As for the bug you saw, that's my fault.  I totally redid our player so it would work well in both IE and FF (I'll actually be working to make it even better), but sadly created a new bug.  Thanks for pointing it out.  I hadn't seen it yet.  Wink

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    Erik Porter

    Not sure about the volume, but I noticed it too.  Sorry about that.

    As for the bug you saw, that's my fault.  I totally redid our player so it would work well in both IE and FF (I'll actually be working to make it even better), but sadly created a new bug.  Thanks for pointing it out.  I hadn't seen it yet.  Wink

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    Walter Crespo

    It's good to see you again Tina.

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    Walter Crespo

    It's good to see you again Tina.

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    jon

    I thought this segment was pretty cool. What wasn't clear was if the distraction actually removes a phobia permanently. There are two thought technology systems out there called EMDR and EFT, both of which claim to permanently erase phobias. Might make a good follow up segment.

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    jon

    I thought this segment was pretty cool. What wasn't clear was if the distraction actually removes a phobia permanently. There are two thought technology systems out there called EMDR and EFT, both of which claim to permanently erase phobias. Might make a good follow up segment.

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