Virtual reality sessions help children with autism overcome phobias

Virtual reality sessions have helped children with autism overcome their fears with 45% of test cases free from their phobias six months after treatment, a study has found. The sophisticated Blue Room, developed with Newcastle University, allows specialists to create a safe environment for patients to work their way through scenarios and confront their fears…

Parliamentary inquiry launched into addictive technologies, including AR and VR

An inquiry into the impact of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality has been launched by a House of Commons select committee. A group of MPs from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee will look into the impact of virtual reality on the future of sport, entertainment and news. It will…