Virtual therapy ‘helps with depression’, researchers say

BBC News

Patients wear a headset that projects a life-sized image, firstly of an adult and then of a child.

The new research tested the technology for the first time on patients with a mental health problem.

The project is part of a continuing study at University College London.

The university, which is working in collaboration with ICREA-University of Barcelona, has suspected for several years that virtual therapy could help with mental health conditions.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707