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Self Conversation in Virtual Reality Embodiment to Enhance Healthier Lifestyles Among Obese People

Project description

Embodiment technology for obesity treatment

Obesity represents a major health, economic and societal burden as it increases the risks for physical illnesses as well as healthcare costs. Existing treatments focus on the behavioural change of the obese patient and have limited and usually non-permanent results. Telemedicine and some virtual reality (VR) solutions have recently emerged as alternatives. However, they too are focussing on lifestyle and behavioural changes in a VR environment, failing to achieve permanent results. The EU-funded SOCRATES project is proposing conVRself, which is a VR platform that helps patients tackle the root causes of their obesity. The project will adapt the conVRself technology for use in a clinical setting. It will demonstrate the efficacy of embodiment technology and use conVRself as a proof of concept for other behavioural disorders.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-3
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Coordinator

VIRTUAL BODYWORKS SL
Address
Carrer De Llanca Num. 51 P.12 Pta.2
08015 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 553 437,50

Participants (3)

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 342 187,50
Address
Kanfei Nesharim
46150 Herzliya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON - INSTITUT DE RECERCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 397 875
Address
Passeig Vall D Hebron 119-129 Edificio De Recerca
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 454 707,50
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments