A VR application for therapy of children with autism was created in Russia

First in the country Specialists from the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov and the Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences of the National Research University Higher School of Economics presented the first VR application in Russia for the therapy of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It will allow children to develop social, everyday and adaptive skills in a controlled virtual environment. DiscussA VR application for the therapy of children with autism was created in Russia

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The program allows children with autism to learn new skills, such as traffic rules, going to the store, traveling on public transport and others, in a safe virtual environment, minimizing stress. The VR application has already been successfully tested on teenagers with ASD, showing positive results.

According to the developers, the application creates the most realistic scenarios in which the child is completely immersed, learning and developing in a virtual environment. Similar IT solutions are successfully used in other countries.

Currently, the project team continues testing, and in the future plans to adapt the program for use at home without the participation of a specialist. This step opens up new opportunities for helping children with ASD in their daily lives.

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