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IU researchers work to help recovering people through virtual reality

IU researchers work to help recovering people through virtual reality

INDIANAPOLIS — Researchers at the IU School of Medicine are advancing with technology they hope can help people recover from substance use disorder. The virtual reality experience uses realistic avatars that resemble the participants. They are also able to speak. The goal is to show those in recovery what their future might look like. “For …

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UI researcher develops virtual reality therapy for substance abuse disorders

UI researcher develops virtual reality therapy for substance abuse disorders

Indiana University researchers are combining psychological principles with innovative virtual reality technology to create a new immersive therapy for people with substance use disorders. They recently received more than $4.9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and launched an IU-affiliated startup to test and further develop the technology. Led by Brandon Oberlin, …

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