The Blue Room Treating the fear that may debilitate a person with autism in real life

Researchers at a university in the UK have partnered with Third Eye NeuroTech to develop a virtual reality ‘Blue Room’ to treat autism phobias.

The room allows the Newcastle University researchers to create a personalised 360-degree environment involving the fear that may debilitate the person with autism in real life.

The person can comfortably investigate and navigate through various scenarios within this virtual environment, which requires no goggles. They work with a therapist using iPad controls but remain in full control of the situation.

Watch the video below to experience the Blue Room from the perspective of a patient being treated: