VR and Post-Traumatic Stress with Bravemind and STRIVE

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This was the reality of our troops during deployment in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Combat. Injustice. Attacks. Isolation. Barren and desolate terrain. With close family members who served, I know firsthand how challenging the return to “normal” can be.

Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

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CyArk founder Ben Kacyra was inspired to preserve the world’s heritage sites digitally when the Taliban destroyed a number of 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001.

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PTSD Exposure Therapy in VR: Importance of Storytelling & Emotional Presence in Healing Trauma

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VR is used to incrementally trigger an embodied sensory experience in PTSD patients by placing soldiers within the virtual sights, sounds, feelings, and smells of common combat scenarios in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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Founded by Ben Kacyra in 2013, CyArk was the result of Kacyra’s passionate reaction to the 2001 destruction of several 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues in Afghanistan by Taliban forces. Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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VR Documentary Explores The Horrors Of War From A Soldier’s Perspective

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Following the true story of Iraq veteran Scott England, Mind at War is an emotional, room-scale journey into Scott’s dark descent into PTSD as a result of his combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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VR in Medicine

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Sam Brown was deployed to Afghanistan where on the last day of his mission his Humvee ran over an IED and he was set on fire winding up with 3rd degree burns over 30% of his body. Virtual Reality is a versatile medium.

Top 5 VR Healthcare Solutions: How Is Virtual Reality Helping People?

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Similar to exposure therapy for curing phobias, VR is being used to ease Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, primarily suffered by military veterans upon returning from war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq.