Technology is constantly changing and becoming more advanced. Looking into the future, technology will evolve into something truly unbelievable. Use of technology has been very serendipitous in the field of psychology. In the treatment of psychological disorders, augmented reality has given precursory manifestation to be a useful tool due to its adaptability to the patient needs and therapeutic intent and interactivity. Another pertinent aspect is the quality of the user’s acquaintance in the augmented reality system determined from emotional engagement and sense of presence. This experience could increase the Augmented Reality ecological validity in the treatment of phobias. This paper elucidates the use of Augmented Reality in the evaluation and treatment of psychological disorders, focusing on phobias: Claustrophobia- fear of having no escape, Acrophobia- fear of heights and phobia of small insects (Katsaridaphobia-cockroaches and Arachnophobia-spiders) with the help of this technology.
Author Name: Farha Mehdi, Saniya Farzeen and Sakshi S Jain