USC Virtual-Reality program helping treat Vets with PTSD

vetsA new virtual-reality program developed at USC is allowing veterans to relive the trauma of war, in an effort to help them recover.

The experience puts the veteran in a virtual world that includes VR glasses, a vibrating chair and even the smells of war like diesel and burning rubber. The idea is to live through the trauma again, but this time in a safe environment with a counselor talking them through the incident.

The technology called Bravemind was developed by Dr. Skip Rizzo at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.

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