Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality at MEDICA – World Forum for Medicine

The “DigiPhobie” project, is developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT. It aims to help people with Arachnophobia because many of them has no treatment. The project use AR glasses to view the fearing object but also an IA software to adapt in real time the fear feeling to emotional state of the patient.

We transfer real exposure therapy to the digital game system that runs on the data glasses. All therapy tasks are digitally simulated. The phobia sufferer can perform various challenges – such as catching a spider with a glass and a postcard or prodding one with their finger – in virtual reality


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