Clinical Psychologist Discusses Pioneering Innovation in Virtual Reality Therapy for New Museum Exhibition

May 16, 2012, Silver Spring, Md.: Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCIA, executive vice president of the Virtual Reality Medical Center, recently shared stories of using virtual reality technology to treat soldiers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, for a new multimedia exhibit installation at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

In a video interview, Wiederhold explained that her organization was originally using virtual reality computer simulation technology to treat patients with phobias, panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder from being involved in motor vehicle accidents. However when soldiers began being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the technology was adapted to not only treat soldiers coming back from the battlefields, but also to prepare troops getting ready to go into battle.


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VRMI Attends Biofeedback Federation of Europe Meeting

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Communication Director Chelsie Boyd attended the Biofeedback Federation of Europe Meeting in Venice recently. The five day meeting included workshops and a Scientific Day where the latest research in the field was presented. Many participants took advantage of their time in Italy to enjoy a few sights and and experience the warmth of our Italian hosts. The different backgrounds of the partcipants made an  exchange of knowledge possible which gives space for new ideas in treating  clients or setting up research projects. The scientific program with tracks in Italian, neurofeedback and biofeedback made a real exchange of information possible.