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Company Information:

Company Name: VIRTUALLY BETTER, INC.
City: DECATUR
State: GA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,179,508.00 7
SBIR Phase II $327,580.00 1
STTR Phase I $2,174,428.00 13
STTR Phase II $3,218,163.00 4

Award List:

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Emory University
Principal Investigator: Rothbaum
Award Amount: $99,990.00
RI Contact: N/A

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $327,580.00

COMPUTER BASED EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Page L. Anderson
Award Amount: $117,284.00
Abstract:
This study will develop and test the feasibility of using virtual reality technology as a part of a computer-based exposure (CBE) self-help program to address public speaking fears. Public speaking anxiety is the most common fear among individuals, affecting up to 57 percent of… More

VIRTUAL REALITY CUE EXPOSURE FOR DRUG ADDICTION: SMOKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Principal Investigator: Patrick S. Bordnick
Award Amount: $131,676.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This study will develop and test the feasibility of virtual reality cue exposure (VRCE) for drug addiction: Smoking. Traditional cue exposure has involved bringing persons into an austere laboratory environment and using photos, video, or paraphernalia to… More

Virtual Reality Skills Training: Nicotine Dependence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Principal Investigator: Patrick S. Bordnick
Award Amount: $781,935.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): After successfully demonstrating the feasibility of virtual reality cue exposure (VRCE) for smoking in a phase I trial, we proposed to develop a virtual reality skills training (VRST) treatment for nicotine dependence based on traditional cognitive behavioral… More

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Social Phobia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Page L. Anderson
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with social phobia are less educated, less likely to be married, and are of a lower socioeconomic status (Schneier et al, 1992; Stein & Kean, 2000). Public speaking appears to be the most commonly feared social situation among socially phobic… More

Virtual Relaxation Environment for Chronic Back Pain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Libby R. Tannenbaum
Award Amount: $160,022.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic lower back pain (CLBP) is a widespread problem, affecting 25-45 percent of adults at some time in their life, and disabling 25 percent of adults in any one year. Psychological factors contribute to both the exacerbation and recovery process. Relaxation… More

Virtual Reality Cannabis Cue Exposure Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Principal Investigator: Patrick S. Bordnick
Award Amount: $144,526.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed project seeks to develop and test the feasibility of a human laboratory and clinically based virtual reality cannabis cue exposure assessment system (VR-CCA) for cannabis abuse and dependence. Traditional assessment methods (cue exposure) involve… More

Virtual Reality Environments for Stuttering treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Shelley B. Brundage
Award Amount: $148,870.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Computer-generated Virtual Reality Environments (VRE's) allow people to have experiences that mimic those of the real world in a safe, controlled, and confidential virtual world. This Phase I STTR proposal aims to develop a Virtual Reality Job Interview (VRJI)… More

Virtual Reality Treatment of PTSD and Substance Abuse

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE
Principal Investigator: Joann Difede
Award Amount: $207,078.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this STTR project is to develop and test a new treatment for PTSD that will use Virtual Reality Technology to simulate the traumatic event. Phase I will be directed toward developing virtual environments essential to the treatment of PTSD… More

Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention: Alcohol Dependence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: N/A
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $780,677.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In our Phase 1 grant, we demonstrated the feasibility of a virtual reality cue reactivity system (VRCR) for alcohol assessment by producing virtual reality environments (VRE's) that increased subjective craving for alco hol on average 450%, in a sample of 40… More

Eliciting affect in teens in a virtual world

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: Wendy S. Hadley – 410-453-3096
Award Amount: $163,841.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will examine the use of immersive virtual reality technology as an intervention tool for HIV Prevention with adolescents. Adolescents are at risk for contracting HIV. Affect dysregulation is commonamong adolescents. Research has demonstrated… More

Virtual Environments for Childhood Social Phobia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Deborah C. Beidel – 407-823-3908
Award Amount: $499,177.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among youth, with lifetime prevalence ranging between 18-20% of the general population. Among anxiety disorders, social phobia (SP) affects 8% of all youth, resulting in significant short and long-term… More

Experience Success: Virtual Reality to Enhance Internet Weight Loss

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: MIRIAM HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $225,465.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Overweight and obesity are major health problems, affecting over two-thirds of US adults. Standard behavioral treatments (SBT), which are the gold standard for mild and moderate obesity, have been adapted forInternet delivery to facilitate… More

Web-Based CBT for Childhood Anxiety: A Family-Led Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $692,605.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Anxiety Disorders are some of the most commonly occurring psychological disorders among child and adolescent populations. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) to treat anxiety, but there continues to be a lack… More

Reduce the Risk: An Affect Management Program for HIV Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $995,216.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project, titled Reduce the Risk: An Affect Management Program for HIV Prevention, will examine the use of immersive virtual reality technology as an intervention tool for HIV Prevention with adolescents. Adolescents are at risk for contracting HIV.… More

Web-based and Interactive Virtual Environments for Children with Food Allergies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $257,269.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pediatric Food Allergy (FA) is recognized as a serious public health concern that affects approximately 4-8% of children, with symptoms affecting multiple organ systems, including skin, the respiratory tract, and the GItract. Food-induced anaphylaxis, which is a… More

Ready, Set, Snooz A web-delivered, prescriptive intervention for pediatric sleep

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $257,942.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Insufficient sleep in children is recognized by Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services as a high priority target for clinical scientific investigation given its consist link with enduring physical, emotional and behavioral problems, including… More

Conformational Stabilization of the HIV-1 Env Trimer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Josh S. Spitalnick – 404-634-3400
Award Amount: $694,386.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Adolescents in mental health treatment are at greater risk for HIV and other STIs than their peers due to an earlier age of onset of sex, less protected sex, more sexual partners, and more frequent substance use. This greater risk is due to multiple factors… More