1. Uses of VR: Helping those with anxiety
Nottingham Trent University student Gareth Walkom is developing a range of software aiming to help people with anxiety, by using virtual environments.
This software will include an eye-tracking technology within a VR headset which will monitor anxiety levels and offer ways to improve stress levels.
"For a person who stutters, talking in front of an audience, for instance, can be an intimidating and heart-raising task," said Walkom. "But with the growing availability of virtual reality technology, people could practice exposure therapy in ways previously unavailable to them from the comfort of their own home."