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USING AL TO ENHANCE VR ANXIETY DISORDER TREATMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60738
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA016534
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARGUS VR INTERNATIONAL
ARGUS VR INTERNATIONAL 270 FARMINGTON AVE, STE 202 FARMINGTON, CT 06032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: USING AL TO ENHANCE VR ANXIETY DISORDER TREATMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R41DA016534-01
Award Amount: $101,678.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) This project will develop an artificial intelligence to provide the core functionality for virtual reality and computer based treatments for anxiety disorders. The use of artificial intelligence offers a number of advantages over existing treatments: (1) artificial intelligence provides personalized treatment - using multiple real time physiologic and subjective anxiety feedback loops, it adjusts exposure stimuli "on the fly" to maximize outcome, (2) as an autonomous system, it has the potential to be used safely in a wide range of applications from therapist guided interventions to minimal therapist contact interventions to self guided treatment, (3) it is adaptive and flexible, continuously learning what works and doesn't work, applying those changes in real time, and storing them for later use, (4) it can monitor levels of presence and adjust patient/exposure variables to ensure the depth of presence necessary to benefit from virtual reality treatments, and (5) it has the potential to increase retention in treatment by monitoring factors that predict drop out and adjusting exposure to minimize their effect. During Phase I eighty phobic and non-phobic participants will be used to build, assess, and validate the artificial intelligence. This is the first application of artificial intelligence to virtual reality treatments for anxiety disorders.

Principal Investigator:

Eugene Santos
8604861458
EUGENE@CSE.UCONN.EDU

Business Contact:

Timothy Gifford
8606762736
TGIFFORD@ARGUSVR.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARGUS VR INTERNATIONAL
ARGUS VR INTERNATIONAL 270 FARMINGTON AVE, STE 202 FARMINGTON, CT 06032

EIN/Tax ID: 061433642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIVERSITY OF CONNETICUT
UCT
Storrs, CT 06269
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university