April 12, 2019 Joris van Gend

A Virtual Reality App to get rid of the fear of heights

Professor Jean-Louis van Gelder of the department of the Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety from the University of Twente was in the news recently. In a cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, he developed a Virtual Reality Application for smartphones that allow those that suffer from the fear of heights to be exposed to their fear in a controlled environment and without the risk of harm. It feels and plays like a game and in the process of using the app, the patient will reduce and lose their fear. Watch the video below to learn more. You can try the app yourself by installing it on your Android or IOS device.

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