An installation by filmmaker Harun Farocki shows how virtual reality is helping war veterans with psychological injuries.

The video installation Immersion by German filmmaker Harun Farocki, shows how therapists are using game technology and virtual reality in the treatment of traumatized soldiers.

Farocki visited a workshop organised by the Institute for Creative Technologies, who have designed computer simulations used in Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET), a therapy for war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Virtual realities and games are used in the recruiting, training and now also therapy for soldiers, which consists of subjecting traumatized soldiers to the conditions of war once again in a computer simulation in order to aid their recovery.

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