Mental health therapy provision, Research & Outcomes via Virtual Enviroments

Project Details


Delivering psychological therapy through virtual reality (VR) technology has the potential to help meet the needs of scalability and personalisation in treating mental ill-health. In this project, we are developing the 'IMPROVE platform' to comprise: >A prototype for a low-cost mobile sensor-enabled VR headset to measure emotional responses in VR >A secure software platform for deploying virtual reality environments and associated back-end visualisation dashboard >Software development kits to enable the use of a range of sensors with existing VR mental health apps to enable personalisation of therapy. >A collaborative environment for health professionals, service users and software developers to (i) create, (ii) deliver and (iii) evaluate VR therapies.

Key findings

Development of 'IMPROVE platform.'
Effective start/end date1/03/2028/02/21


  • NIHR


  • Digital Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Technology


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