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Scared of Spiders? Virtual Reality Might Help

Samsung is helping people face their fears.

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Scared of Spiders? Virtual Reality Might Help

Samsung is helping people face their fears.

If just the sight of a spider freaks you out, you are not alone. Arachnophobia plagues millions around the world — and in the Nordics, Samsung found that one out of four people are scared of the little creepy crawlers. Following that study, the technology company initiated an experiment using virtual reality and an animated spider to see if they could cure those who suffer from arachnophobia in just three hours. The results not only proved the experiment to be rather successful, but also show that there’s a future for VR beyond gaming and entertainment. Watch what happens when Nordics face their fears in the series here, subtitles included.

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