to the homepage for PSYCHVR - Virtual reality projects in
psychiatry at the University of Michigan. This page
summarizes some of the research we are doing as well as
the work done in conjuction with the Virtual Reality
course Eng477 which has been responsible for much of our
virtual environment development.
|The Hospital Acrophobia environment
This was initially developed in 1996 by Eng477 students and continued in 1997 with a port the CAVE. It is intended to simulate a real environment for experimental comparison of emotional reactions to a virtual environment.
We are currently using environment in a couple of research protocols. One is for people with a significant fear of heights (specifically looking out a window of a 4th floor building). The other involves height estimation. Anyone who has binocular vision and hasn't been in the acrophobia environment before can participate. Just read our Information about the Height Estimation Experiment and schedule a time to see the CAVE.
If you are interested in the development of the environment, you can read...
|The Arachnophobia environment
This was developed in 1999 by Eng477
students to work specifically in the CAVE.
We have not yet modified it for clinical or
experimental use. Read the Arachnophobia
project report if you
are interested in how it was created.
We plan to continue to develop future projects.
If you are interested, read some of my other Ideas for Eng477 projects (not yet updated for 2000)
Please contact me if there are questions. Milton Huang, MD
Last updated 09/15/00