vrmiVRMI is a Belgian SME located incorporated in the Brussels Region.  With expertise in three main areas:  1)  treating patients with stress, stress-related disorders, phobias, anxiety, acute and chronic pain and trauma, 2) training for military medical and civilian first responder personnel; and 3) enhancing medical education programs, VRMI has established affiliates in both the U.S. and China.  

VRMI currently uses virtual reality exposure therapy (3-dimensional computer simulations) in combination with physiological monitoring and visual feedback (biofeedback) to provide research  and consultation services on stress, burnout, acute and chronic pain, trauma, panic, phobias and anxiety disorders. These conditions include specific phobias such as fear of flying, driving, public speaking, agoraphobia, social phobia, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Virtual reality exposure therapy places the client in a computer-generated world where they "experience" the various stimuli related to their phobia. The client wears a head-mounted display with small TV monitors and stereo earphones to receive both visual and auditory cues.

VRMI also serves on European Commission grants as a Dissemination and Exploitation Workpackage Leader and as a Clinical and Marketing Trial partner.  To disseminate results, VRMI uses a Combined Communications Platform of an annual international conference (now in its 22nd year), specialized workshops, APA-accredited clinician training courses, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, a quarterly magazine, and a website information portal as tools to inform and educate the general public, policymakers, funding agents, industry and academia.

VRMI has also established three (3) private clinics in California in collaboration with its U.S. partners and one spin-off in China (Qingdao) to transition technologies and protocols from the laboratory setting into the real world clinical setting.

Having been involved in R&D projects in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. for the past 25 years, the principals of VRMI have won over 60 competitive government contracts and are now actively involved in marketing the developed products and protocols. (http://www.vrphobia.eu, http://www.vrphobia.com, http://www.interactivemediainstitute.com)