GuestXR Technical Coordinator holds a keynote on VR in mental health at the VISIGRAPP24 conference

Mel Slater, GuestXR Technical Coordinator and Investigator and Co-director of the Event Lab of the University of Barcelona, took part in the 19th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP24), taking place in Rome (Itlay) on February 27th-29th, 2024.

On February 29th, he delivered an online keynote speech entitled “Virtual Reality in Mental Health: A Self-Counselling Approach”, where he reviewed research on the use of therapeutic counselling. Moreover, he discussed a particular paradigm that makes use of VR for self-counselling, including its role in helping people to overcome obesity.

VISIGRAPP24 brought together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, computer graphics, human-computer interaction and information visualization.