About


SilVRmind develops Virtual Reality (VR) software for mental healthcare that builds upon the therapeutic strength of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). SilVRmind’s product is designed by integrating science and clinical practice. By collaboration of clinicians, developers, and researchers, we develop VR solutions to innovate mental health care.

Evidence-based and practice-driven; SilVRmind makes products that patients and therapists want.

What is EMDR?


EMDR is a widely used therapy for treatment of trauma and has been proven to be the most effective treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR therapy has shown to be effective also for depression, anxiety and phobias, panic, addictions, and unwanted emotions like anger, grief, and low self-esteem. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

Video about EMDR

With VR in EMDR, large possibilities emerge to enhance trauma therapy because of individualistic (WM) optimization and standardization. SilVRmind is using a cautious step-by-step approach towards researching and potentially implementing an EMDR protocol that can be performed effectively, and in its entirety, by autonomous VR technology. When EMDR can be carried out without the direct supervision of a therapist, major therapy costs can be undercut.

ADVANTAGES


SilVRmind offers:

patients

  • Better and faster therapeutic results and access
  • Immersive and anonymous experience
  • Access as an at-home treatment tool

Therapists

  • Reduction of physical effort to perform EMDR
  • Prevention of pain and injuries
  • Possibility to make notes during sessions
  • Appropriate physical distance to patients

Institutions/clinics

  • Ability to treat multiple patients simultaneously, and on distance
  • Support both for therapists and patients with innovative technology
  • Access to new and not yet used innovation budgets

Insurance companies

  • Drastic cuts in EMDR therapy costs
  • Decrease in patient- waiting lists for (trauma) treatment

Impression


Current module
VR app that can be set-up by the therapist and initiated on the therapist’s command. The VR tool is used as an active replacement for the traditional eye movement task in EMDR. The patient follows a moving virtual sphere with his/her eyes while performing reaction time tasks. The patient’s responses are analyzed throughout the program’s algorithm to predict optimal Working Memory load. The program then adjusts the EMDR intensity level to the patient’s specific performance and needs. The therapist initiates and controls the VR task.

Future modules will include:

  • (live) Detailed generated reports
  • Biofeedback (e.g. Heart rate variability)
  • On-distance treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Self-help treatment

OUR MISSION


help people by making therapy more accessible and convenient.

making mental health care more effective and cost- efficient by innovating with technology solutions.

contribute to the scientific community by researching the positive effects of EMDR and VR as a therapy support tool.

strengthen the EMDR- community by supporting and promoting EMDR therapy as effective treatment to treat psychopathology.

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