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Cedars-Sinai Creates an Avatar for Mental Health Treatment
February 12, 2024
Cedars-Sinai creates XAIA, an AI-enhanced VR app for mental health that interfaces with Apple Vision Pro headset. The app provides immersive therapy through a digital avatar, offering treatment and resources. AI avatar guides CBT treatments and should augment, not replace therapists. Developed by Cedars-Sinai's Spiegel and Liran, XAIA takes users into spatial environments for guided treatments. Initial evidence suggests VR and AI therapy presents potential for automated mental health support.