Ever since virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift hit the market, we’ve tried just about everything to blur the line between fantasy and reality. And some of those ideas are actually pretty cool. Here are 6 weird uses for the Oculus Rift that show just how versatile technology can be:
More than 40 million people living in the United States suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, many having served in the military. Using the Oculus Rift, soldiers can now revisit the battlefield virtually and overcome the traumatic memories they experienced there. Recent studies show notable decreases in frequency and severity of PTSD symptoms among soldiers who participated in “virtual reality therapy.” The same concept can also be applied to other mental illnesses, and in a few years the Oculus Rift may become a staple in hospitals, clinics, and other treatment facilities.