Immersive virtual reality technologies as a therapeutic tool for social isolation in pandemic times
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Melo, M. (2020). Immersive virtual reality technologies as a therapeutic tool for social isolation in pandemic times. PsychTech & Health Journal, 4(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.ed7-2020

Abstract

The year 2020 presented us with new challenges that we would never think of going through. Namely, a global epidemic due to the new CoViD-19 coronavivores that imposed social isolation on a large part of the world, if not the whole world. Being that the human being is, by nature, a social being and that his interaction with the environment and with others allows him to develop his own “me”, the social isolation imposed by the pandemic brought great challenges to society, causing the consequences not only in terms of health physical but above all at the level of mental health, including depression and anxiety. There are even studies that indicate that social isolation can increase the risk of heart disease by about 29% and the risk of stroke by around 32%. It is with your eyes set on these social challenges that there is a motivation to want to do more and better by taking advantage of technological tools.

https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.ed7-2020
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