At Vertical Vertical, we’ve always been passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and finding innovative solutions for real-world problems. We’re thrilled to announce that our cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR) software was recently featured on BBC News! This software is changing lives by helping individuals like Andi Dawson overcome debilitating fears.
The Impact of Virtual Reality:
The power of VR isn’t just about creating new worlds; it’s about reshaping our current reality. Andi Dawson, who suffers from an extreme fear of heights, had his life transformed by our VR solution. His fear was so severe that plane travel to visit family became an impossibility. Instead, he’d embark on a grueling 10-hour train journey from East Ayrshire to Torquay.
Thanks to our collaboration with KSRHT, Andi is now using VR as a tool in his cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions. By simulating real-world scenarios, the VR software helps individuals confront and manage their anxieties in a controlled environment.
Support and Recognition:
This revolutionary approach has garnered support from the NHS, with the charity receiving an NHS Charities Trust grant of £20,000 for headsets and built-in scenarios. The potential of this initiative is vast, and a successful pilot could pave the way for a broader implementation.
CBT therapist Laura Yetton, who is guiding Andi through this journey, expressed the transformative power of the tool: “By putting Andi into that situation in a controlled environment, it’s proving to him and teaching him that he can cope in that environment.”
Our Vision for the Future:
Our team at Vertical Vertical is deeply honoured to play a role in such transformative experiences. We’re committed to refining our VR solutions and expanding its applications to serve even more individuals in need. As Andi expressed, “I’d like it to no longer be impacting my life or my family’s lives.”
Watch the Full Story:
Get an in-depth look at Andi’s experience and the groundbreaking VR therapy by watching the video feature from BBC News below:
For a comprehensive overview, you can also read the full article on the BBC News website.
Our Studio believe in the potential of technology to create lasting, positive change. We’re excited to be at the forefront of this tech revolution and are eager to explore even more ways to make a difference. Stay tuned for more updates on our projects and initiatives!