WP2: Software development
WP2 has three development projects.
- Video content for exposure therapy and coping.
Development of a virtual environment with 360-degree videos where patients can be exposed to a feared situation in a clinical and controlled setting. The aim is 10 different 3D videos ready for use. Coping strategies will also be invested and designed to fit the exposure videos.
- Anxiety model development and testing
A model will be developed to predict anxiety in the VR exposure, and an appropriate machine learning algorithm will be implemented to train it. The goal of the model is to escalate or deescalate the VRET based on the patient’s somatic response to the videos.
Further, if the patient shows signs of distress the VR will automatically suggest the patient to use coping strategies to gain control, calmness and security.
- Software development and integration
The model will be integrated with iMotions platform to fully integrate VR capabilities from 1-2 headsets, handling of video content that on the fly may change based on the patients’ somatic response such as heart rate, sweat, respiration and eye movement. The integration with the iMotion platform will also provide algorithms for analyzing patient reactions as well as data protection and workflows required to run the system in a healthcare setting with care taker and patient. A programming expert will fully integrate the bio-feedback into the VR prototype.
Thomas Lambertsen Binzer
Work package leader
Consultant at Centre for Telepsychiatry,
Development and Implementation.
Asge Frederik Matthiesen
Development of video and coping content for exposure therapy
PhD student at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute.
Development of anxiety model and integration with biofeedback
Assistant Professor at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute.