What you need to know
- Apple is celebrating Veterans Day today.
- As part of that the company has shared a story about how veterans can use AR to help with anxiety.
- Anyone can try Healium AR out for themselves.
Apple today celebrted Veterans Day by sharing information via a Newsroom post (opens in new tab) that covers the Healium AR iPhone app and how it can help vets with anxiety.
The piece speaks with veteran Steve Mills, a US Navy commander, abuot how he uses the app to deal with his own anxiety.
The newly formed team then started to look at how VR and AR could impact mood and stress. When the technology was tied into the research that had already been done by Tarrant, the result was Healium AR.
I've heard good things about Healium AR before and this further cements it in my list of apps that I need to try sooner rather than later.
You can download Healium AR (opens in new tab) from the App Store now. At the time of writing it was priced at $4.99.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
It'd be great to see more apps helping improve mental health in the spotlight, especially with so many people thinking that smartphones make mental health worse when the real culprit is misuse of social networking
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