21st May BBC Breakfast interviews Oxford VR CEO Barnaby Perks

May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

BBC Science Correspondent Richard Westcott went to Cambridge to meet Julie, a patient with an extreme fear of heights (acrophobia).  The film shows her before and after receiving successful treatment using OVR’s automated immersive therapy. The piece concludes with a visit to OVR’s development facility in London and an interview with Barnaby.

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Oxford VR initialise ground-breaking automated immersive therapy for the first time in the UK to help NHS patients overcome their phobia

May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what is a first for mental healthcare in the UK, NHS patients suffering from the potentially-incapacitating symptoms of clinical acrophobia, estimated to affect 3-5% of the population, will now have access to the latest leading-edge and clinically-validated automated immersive therapy treatment programme developed by Oxford VR to overcome their phobia. This major service innovation will initially be available to patients in Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge & Peterborough and Oxford through the NHS IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) ahead of an intended phased release planned to other IAPT services later in the year. Oxford VR recently partnered with AXA Hong…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: 5 Ways Virtual Reality is Transforming Mental Health

May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

One in four of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our life. Our aim is to enable millions of people to have the very best psychological therapy – and we believe that this can be achieved using VR-enabled immersive therapy. Here are 5 reasons why VR is transforming mental health; 1. Ground-breaking treatment delivering better MH outcomes VR-enabled therapy is a proven means of delivering rapid, lasting improvements. Multiple clinical trials have shown how it can give results at least as good as, if not better than, face-to-face therapy. One such treatment for clinically diagnosed fear of heights which…

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Oxford VR finalist in the Mayor of London’s prestigious Med Tech awards 2019

May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oxford VR was runner-up in this year’s Mayor of London’s Med Tech Awards, in the Investment Achievement category. CEO Barnaby Perks commented: “Oxford VR is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist among such an august field – it is not only a validation of the importance of the work we are doing here, but also a reflection on the imagination, dedication and application of the entire team.  The awards are part of the Mayor of London’s annual MedTech Conference, run by MedTech London, a business support initiative run by the South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA)in collaboration with MedCity, funded by the Mayor of…

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Oxford VR Announce Partnership with AXA HK and CUHK

April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oxford VR (OVR), AXA Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have announced an agreement today on a first-of-a-kind partnership to pilot a groundbreaking automated immersive therapy using virtual reality (VR) for mental health in Asia including the Greater Bay Area. 

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Oxford VR Nominated for a UK Digital Experience Award 2019

April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for this year’s UK Digital Experience Awards for the Best Use of Emerging Technology (AI/VR/AR). Our focus is on developing clinically validated, cost-effective, user-centred treatments for clinical conditions with significant impact on patients, the health system and wider economy. That means targeting complex conditions such as psychosis and social anxiety. – Barnaby Perks, CEO

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Daniel Freeman Discusses Technology and Mental Health at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Daniel Freeman attending Edinburgh Science Festival 2019 amongst a global network of inspirational speakers. Edinburgh Science Festival celebrates science and technology with a diverse programme of innovative events. “Specific areas of focus will include Healthcare Frontiers, Engineering Frontiers, Digital Frontiers, Environmental Frontiers and Planetary Frontiers.” Prof. Freeman was on a panel alongside Prof. Ruth Aylett exploring how technology is used to improve mental health, exploring virtual reality to treat depression among other conditions and more. Daniel spoke to The Herald, exploring further the use of VR. Something which should be used alongside therapists, not as a replacement for therapists. “I think we actually need more…

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Oxford VR named One of 10 European VR startups to look out for

February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

EU Startups puts the spotlight on European startups, encouraging entrepreneurship. They are the leading startup publication in Europe. It is with great pleasure that EU startups has named Oxford VR as one of 10 European VR startups to look out for in 2019. They have explored the most innovative VR startups, describing Oxford VR as, “Revolutionising therapy using virtual reality, building psychological treatments using state-of-the-art immersive technology.” Find out more about what they have to say about us here. Click here to find out more about Oxford VR and what we do. For further information or to arrange media interviews please contact:Georgina…

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Daniel Freeman discusses the use of VR therapy at the Royal Society

February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Daniel Freeman is attending the Royal Society today to discuss the use of VR therapy using reality simulations as evidence-based psychological treatments.

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A History of Delusions with Daniel Freeman

December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Daniel Freeman explores delusions in a 10-part series called a A History of Delusions on BBC Radio 4. Delusions are often difficult to define and understand, what better way to understand delusions than by listening to people who have experienced them first-hand. Delusions are often seen as a belief that are false but yet so real and true to the person experiencing them.

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