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.
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