Virtual Reality and Behavior Change, Stanford Oct 6 - 7


Not planning on attending due to $600 cost of conference, but found it interesting how VR is being used for behavioral health.


This looks really serious and specialized. Very interesting.

This is an international program, designed for physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers practicing in the following specialties:
• Family Practice
• Primary Care
• Neurology
• Psychiatry
• Anesthesiology
• Pediatrics
• Neurosurgery
Also welcomed are people interested in VR/AR from fields like medicine, engineering, computer science, business, education, law, etc.

The call for abstracts is still open… Here’s the event brochure:

Innovations-in-Psychatry-2017-brochure.pdf (1.8 MB)


I imagine that one use is to put people into uncomfortable VR situations and measure their reactions in a controlled environment. It’s more realistic than a picture or a normal movie.