Virtual Hallucination Machine

The device is called a virtual hallucination machine. It was introduced to police by Teresa Bomhoff, president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Des Moines.
She said the mask was created by a Belgian pharmaceutical company to give mental health providers, police and the public an idea of what it’s like to experience hallucinations.
“We want people to get a more empathetic understanding of what people with hallucinations are experiencing,” she said.
The effort is more than an interesting experience. Confrontations with the mentally ill can turn deadly…

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