In 2016 I began my PhD project at the Department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology: "Virtual reality techniques in psychological rehabilitation".
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that typically allows the user to look around in an artificial world, move through it and interact with it. VR is becoming increasingly popular due to the development of several head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift, and is revolutionizing medicine and healthcare. For instance, it is used to expose people to phobic content (i.e., VR exposure therapy), and to reduce the pain of wound care and other hospital procedures.
Further use of VR for medical purposes is explored in this project and I also aim to investigate the qualities of VR on a more general level. Findings can be used in the development of new medical applications and the optimization of existing applications.
prof. dr. A.W.M. Evers (Leiden University)
dr. I.J.M. van der Ham (Leiden University)
dr. A. Keizer (Utrecht University)