A Fear State Judgement System for Alleviating Fear of Heights Gradually in VR
Abstract—VR has been expanding into various fields in recent years. The medical field is no exception to this trend. For example, VR technology is expected to be used to treat acrophobia, the most common phobia. There are many patients with acrophobia, and many of them have difficulties in their daily lives. One way to solve this problem is to treat acrophobia with VR. However, VR treatment is a big problem in the treatment of phobia because there are many individual differences. In this study, we propose a system that can acquire the fear state of an individual in real-time by vital sensing and can treat phobia of altitude gradually adjusted to the individual using a placebo effect.
Index Terms— acrophobia, VR, medical treatment, vital sensing, placebo effect
Iku Kitanosono, Toshiyuki Haramaki, Hiroaki Nishino
Oita University, JAPAN
Cite: Iku Kitanosono, Toshiyuki Haramaki, Hiroaki Nishino, "A Fear State Judgement System for Alleviating Fear of Heights Gradually in VR," Proceedings of 2020 the 10th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering (WCSE 2020), pp. 68-72, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), February 26-28, 2020.