Game-like VR Program Helps 9/11 Trauma Victims

Given that there’s so much discussion about gaming its value within the LIS community, this seems like a pertinent article (from CNN). At the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies Program at Weill Cornell Medical College, World Trade Center survivors are working through their trauma and memories with a virutal reality program that looks much like a video game interface.

“The idea behind the treatment is to systematically expose the patient to aspects of their experience in a graded fashion so they can confront their fear of the trauma,” she told CNN.


The treatment gives patients the ability to reconnect with their memories of that day, an important step for the healing process, Difede said.