Category : Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Improves Social Attention in Autistic Kids

June 7th, 2011 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Virtual Reality Improves Social Attention in Autistic Kids

New research presented at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2011 Annual Meeting suggests that virtual reality training may improve social attention skills in school-aged children with higher-functioning autism. A pilot program outfitted 18 children with head-mounted virtual reality equipment, taking part in a virtual classroom setting with avatar “peers” who gradually faded to transparency if […]