When Virtual Reality becomes the key to treat schizophrenia
Nicole will talk about the groundbreaking new research project in DK, Challenge, where a virtual reality simulation is the core of a novel treatment targeting the hallmark symptoms of schizophrenia – hearing malevolent voices.
The VR software allows the therapist and patient to create a digital twin (avatar) of the voice from inside the patient’s head. While the patient wears a VR headset, the therapist embodies the avatar in real time and pretends to be the malevolent voice.
Nicole is driven by the passion of creating better treatment for people with mental health problems and is a specialist in leading projects and developments that bridges technology as an aid in treatment and tool for recovery.
In the Challenge project she is the lead of the development; involving patients, psychologists and the development team at Khora Virtual Reality and is in charge of the training of psychologists, doctors and nurses into how to use the program.