Second life, bio-sensors, and exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;144:19-21.


We give an overview of the Second Life (SL) virtual world, explaining what objects can be manipulated to implement user-defined scenari in SL, and give an example of a work-in-progress scenario of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, coupled with automatic processing of bio-sensed emotional signals. Both e-Health and emotion recognition researchers can benefit from such experiments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety Disorders / therapy
  • Emotions
  • Humans
  • Implosive Therapy*
  • User-Computer Interface*