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Virtual Reality in Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Applications

Edited by Christiane Eichenberg

Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Austria

This book has an aim to present latest applications, trends and developments of virtual reality technologies in three humanities disciplines: in medicine, psychology and pedagogy. Studies show that people in both educational as well as in the medical therapeutic range expect more and more that modern media are included in the corresponding demand and supply structures. For the Internet and various mobile media, associated research and application projects now have fixed key words such as "E-learning" and "E-Mental Health" or "M-Learning", "M-Mental Health". This book aims to contribute to the current state of the corresponding efforts in the area of ??further promising technology - the Virtual Reality - designed to give an overview and secondly to provide a stimulus on specific projects, associated with the hope of giving to scientists and practitioners from the humanities an impulse for their own (further-) development, evaluation and implementation of various VR scenarios in the education and health sectors.

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Virtual Reality in Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical ApplicationsEdited by Christiane Eichenberg

Published: September 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2607

ISBN: 978-953-51-0732-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4279-9

Copyright year: 2012

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29251 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

88 Web of Science Citations

140 Dimensions Citations


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1. Being There: Understanding the Feeling of Presence in a Synthetic Environment and its Potential for Clinical Change

By Giuseppe Riva and Fabrizia Mantovani


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2. Virtual Realities in the Treatment of Mental Disorders: A Review of the Current State of Research

By Christiane Eichenberg and Carolin Wolters


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3. Games for Health: Have Fun with Virtual Reality!

By Birgit U. Stetina, Anna Felnhofer, Oswald D. Kothgassner and Mario Lehenbauer


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4. Description of a Treatment Manual for in virtuo Exposure with Specific Phobia

By Stephane Bouchard, Geneviève Robillard, Serge Larouche and Claudie Loranger


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5. Virtual Reality and Body Dissatisfaction Across the Eating Disorder’s Spectrum

By Annie Aimé, Karine Cotton, Tanya Guitard and Stéphane Bouchard


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6. A Discussion of the Use of Virtual Reality in Dementia

By Linda Garcia, Adi Kartolo and Eric Methot-Curtis


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7. Virtual Reality – A New Era in Surgical Training

By C.E. Buckley, E. Nugent, D. Ryan and P.C. Neary


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8. Virtual Reality Simulation: A Valuable Adjunct to Surgical Training

By Bernadette McElhinney, Angela Beard, Krishnan Karthigasu and Roger Hart


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9. Virtual Rehabilitation and Training for Postural Balance and Neuromuscular Control

By Kristiina Valter McConville


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10. Applications of Virtual Reality Technology in Brain Imaging Studies

By Ying-hui Chou, Carol P. Weingarten, David J. Madden, Allen W. Song and Nan-kuei Chen


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11. Cybertherapy in Medicine – Experience at the Universidad Panamericana, IMSS and ISSSTE Mexico

By José Luis Mosso, Gregorio T. Obrador, Brenda Wiederhold, Mark Wiederhold, Verónica Lara and Amador Santander


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12. Using Augmented Reality Cognitive Artifacts in Education and Virtual Rehabilitation

By Claudio Kirner, Christopher Shneider Cerqueira and Tereza Gonçalves Kirner


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13. Virtual Environments for Children and Teens

By Jamshid Beheshti


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