Using VR to Treat Anxiety

As a television reporter, Sarah Hill covered a great deal of trauma—soldiers returning from war, violent crimes, and the aftermath of natural disasters. After time, all this exposure to tragedy took a toll, and she found herself suffering from anxiety.

Her solution was to found Healium, a company that delivers VR and AR stories and immersive spaces to help manage stress and treat anxiety. Healium takes it to the next level by powering the entire experience with your actual “brainwaves and heart rate via an EEG headband or Apple Watch”.

It’s yet another example of how virtual reality is evolving beyond an entertainment platform and into a tool that can improve people’s lives.

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