An app for people that have a phobia or fear and want to overcome it.
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|Country of origin||Aotearoa New Zealand|
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|Cost||Free version (basic) or NZ$55 (first month include headset) followed by NZ$25/month — users can cancel at anytime|
|Advertisements||This app contains no ads.
What does the app do?
The oVRcome app is most useful for people that have a phobia or fear and want to overcome it. Currently the app offers seven programmes, targeted for fear of needles, flying, heights, public speaking, dogs, spiders and social anxiety.
The app consists of six modules.
- The first four modules are psychoeducation modules where users learn skills and techniques for managing anxiety such as diaphragmatic breathing and thought reframing.
- The fifth module is the virtual reality exposure therapy, this is where the user will build their exposure hierarchy from the extensive library of VR content, and experience gradual exposure. The app records a users anxiety rating using a subjective units of distress scale (SUDS) rating which is entered using gaze control. The fifth module is where users spend the majority of their time in the app.
- Once the exposure hierarchy is completed, the sixth module is a module that prepares the user for real-life exposure and also includes meditation material.
Free version (basic)
The free portion of the app allows the user to select a VR clips from different categories of phobias that they would like to work on gaining confidence in managing their phobia. The selection of VR clips are limited in number and restricted to “low and medium” anxiety ones. The videos can be viewed on a handheld mobile phone, or in a VR headset (e.g. Google cardboard) for an immersive experience.
In the premium subscription, users will be mailed a VR headset, gain access to a 2.5 hour psychoeducation program split into 6 modules and a VR library with graded exposure of the anxiety-provoking stimulus.
For the complete app description, go to the app website, Google Play, App Store or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ The psychoeducation program split into 6 modules.
✘ Higher resolution videos can take a long time to download and infrequently crash the device.
Date of review: November 2021 (reviewed the needle phobia program)
Platform reviewed: Apple iOS
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