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Helping to solve social phobia, public speaking and crowd fear

Virtual reality can help with the treatment of phobias by recreating experiences where people interact with their fears and face them.
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Nature and Context

Many Americans have a fear of social interactions or public speaking. This is limiting their personal life but can also effect their professional life. Public speaking is rarely part of general education, so finding alternate sources to learn these valuable skills can help individuals wanting to enter the workforce or just overcome their personal phobias.

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SpeakUp is an app to address social phobia and improve people's confidence with public speaking. Using virtual reality technology users are immersed in a presentation of their choice. Focusing on the criteria of breathing, voice tone, movement and fluidity, the app will guide people to improve their speaking skills.

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