afraid of heights

Fear of heights is a significant clinical problem, estimated to affect 3-5% of the population. Averaging at just two hours of treatment time, this immersive therapy has been proven to be successful in reducing patients fears by an average of 68%, demonstrating the huge potential of automated virtual reality (VR) treatments.

In this VR program to tackle fear of heights, therapy is delivered by a computer-generated virtual coach using protocolised, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Credit: Oxford VR