Use of virtual reality games in people with depression and anxiety

Alice J. Lin, Fuhua Frank Cheng, Charles B. Chen

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Abstract

Major depressive disorder is a common but serious mood disorder. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is among the major causes of global disease burden. Video games can help to improve a person's mood, therefore improving their depressive symptoms. Here, we design and develop a prototype VR game to help people with depressive disorders improve their mood. We did preliminary tests showing encouraging results in improving people's moods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMIP 2020 - Proceedings of 2020 5th International Conference on Multimedia and Image Processing
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376648
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2020
Event5th International Conference on Multimedia and Image Processing, ICMIP 2020 - Nanjing, China
Duration: Jan 10 2020Jan 12 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Multimedia and Image Processing, ICMIP 2020
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period1/10/201/12/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Exercise
  • Healthcare
  • Mood
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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