VR-Project Δ and VR-Qualis Est Vita For their Innovation in Healthcare VR-Δ (change) and VR-qualis est vita (quality of life) are in development by Dr. Patrick Bordnick, dean and professor from the Tulane School of Social Work. VR-Δ will put patients into realistic virtual worlds using smartphone-based VR, recreating situations that identify and trigger cravings akin to drug and alcohol addiction. This tool allows for individualized patient diagnostics and aids in treatment by teaching coping mechanisms to avoid relapse. VR-qualis est vita repurposes the technology of VR- Δ, and transforms it to create new environments for children and adults with autism to develop interpersonal skills.
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