System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: TBA
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: TBA
Description: PsychLabVR is a virtual research centre created through a team led by Noah Robinson, a clinical psychology doctoral student at Vanderbilt University. It is freely available on the Steam VR app store. With IRB consent we collect behavioural data and survey response questions in an Internet-connected immersive virtual environment. Our first alpha experiment involves simulated social scenes to measure social anxiety. This data will be used to create an empirical foundation for a free, automated intervention to treat social anxiety disorder. We also hope to open the platform to other researchers who can collect data with Unity-based environments in PsychLabVR. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Noah Robinson.
Review: I feel PsychLabVR is above most peoples understanding (my own included) as it seems to be a survey on shyness as some sort of experiment with long term data analysis. It is no longer available but when it was all it was is a short educational experience. and very little else with the most basic of graphics. Maybe one day they will pick it up again, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.