Virtual Reality as support in the treatment of the fear of traveling by train


A phobia is an unreasonable sense of fear, anxiety, persistent, intense and unrealistic, a feeling that arises when the phobic situation is faced with the cause of his phobia. One way to treat phobias is the use of computers to simulate these situations. And, in computing, the area that provides better reproduce real life situations is Virtual Reality. The objective this work is to create a virtual environment that allows the user to experience being in a train journey. Using this system professionals can to assess and treat theirs pacients with the experience generated.

In Proceedings of 7th Brazilian Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Reality (WRVA)

Text in Portuguese, Original Title: Realidade Virtual como apoio no tratamento da Siderodromofobia.

Fabrizzio Soares
Fabrizzio Soares
Associate Professor and CS Chair

Fabrizzio Soares is a professor of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering at INF/UFG. His research interests include Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning and Programming topics. He is the leader of the Pixellab group, which develops solutions for accesibilty, Precision Agriculture, and Interactive Systems.