PULSE: a PUbLic SpEaking VR App

Host Organisation: SilverSky3D VR Technologies Ltd.
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: University of Cyprus PA 2: Youth Board of Cyprus
Project Budget: 251.880,00 €
IDEK Funding: 199.932,00 €

Public Speaking Anxiety is a highly prevalent problem among individuals of all ages often leading to reduced quality of life. For most people, the anxiety they experience about speaking in public does not cross the threshold for a clinical diagnosis and are thus unlikely to seek face-to-face therapy. Yet, even these people could benefit from the presence of an easy-to-use selfadministered tool that could be used to overcome their fear of public speaking. The proposed project aims at the (1) further development and (2) clinical validation of a prototype Virtual Reality (VR) application that is being developed as a self-administered intervention for the treatment of Public Speaking Anxiety.