CONQUERING AQUAPHOBIA THROUGH IMMERSIVE THERAPY
- Ushmanbee 1, P. Chenna Reddy 2
1PG-Scholar, Department of CSE, JNTUA College of Engineering (Autonomous) Ananthapuramu, India.
2Professor, Department of CSE, JNTUA College of Engineering (Autonomous) Ananthapuramu, India.
Abstract: Aquaphobia is a phobia that is caused due to fear of water. Phobias have a psychological origin and can be triggered by different factors. These fears range from basic things to the most challenging water scenes. Traditional treatments involve exposure therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, and other medications which require a significant time commitment, progress can be slow and may take several sessions to achieve results. This paper presents an innovative VR-based treatment that helps in reducing aquaphobia. The virtual environments provide a sense of presence, allowing patients to immerse themselves fully in the experience and engage in therapeutic activities, such as virtual swimming, snorkeling, or sailing.
Keywords: Scenes, Virtual Reality, Phobia, Unity, Fear.