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By G. Riva, C. Botella, P. Legeron, G. Optale

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Cybertherapy, the combination of telehealth applied sciences with the web and shared digital fact, is used for 2 purposes: both simply because there's no substitute, or since it is in a few feel greater than conventional medication. however, the advantages of cybertherapy, a result of number of its purposes and their asymmetric improvement, will not be self-evident. even if, the emergence of cybertherapy is aiding the cost-effectiveness of convinced purposes, comparable to evaluate, rehabilitation and remedy in medical psychology and neuroscience. Its key virtue is the potential of sharing assorted media and diverse wellbeing and fitness care instruments in an easy to exploit and simply available Interface. thus far, a few cybertherapy purposes have better the standard of healthiness care, and later they are going to most likely result in great expense reductions. besides the fact that, cybertherapy isn't really easily a expertise yet a posh technological and relational method. during this experience, clinicians and overall healthiness care companies that are looking to effectively make the most cybertherapy have to provide major recognition to scientific matters, expertise, ergonomics, human elements and organizational alterations within the constitution of the proper well-being carrier. The target of this quantity is to research the approaches during which cybertherapy purposes will give a contribution to the supply of cutting-edge health and wellbeing companies. specific recognition is given to the scientific use of digital fact expertise. extra intimately, this quantity goals at helping clinicians and scientists, attracted to the cybertherapy leading edge process, supplying them scientific protocols for the remedy of consuming issues, social phobias, panic issues and sexual dysfunctions.

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Gaggioli, G. Castelnuovo, D. Bulla, M. Vettorello and G. Riva, The use of technology-supported mental imagery in neurological rehabilitation: a research protocol, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 6, 2003, 421 -427. A. Gaggioli, F. Mantovani, G. Castelnuovo, B. Wiederhold and G. Riva, Avatars in clinical psychology: a framework for the clinical use of virtual humans, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 6, 2003,117-125. T. A. Rizzo, The Application of Virtual Reality Technology in Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, 46, 2001, 296-311.

662)[25]. While a hypertext consists primarily of textual information, hypermedia includes multiple information formats, such as visual, musical and animation elements. When hypermedia are used as communication tools, they are defined instant messaging (IM) tools [26]. G. Castelnuovo et al. /New Tools in Cybertherapy: The VEPSY Website 21 Table 3. Synoptic chart of software features, system's requirements and usability (updated from Castelnuovo [8]) Software Features • NetMeeting • • • • Video/audio conferencing; Group video conferencing; Video mail; Text chat.

Vepsy web site "look and feel" had to transmit both a professional feeling Figure 2. A screenshot of the home page of the VEPSY web site and a deep sense of quiet; in order to strengthen the Web identity, the blue color as representative color has been chosen. The blue color, indeed, is the color of silence, of calmness of quiet, of contemplation; for instance, the cardiac heartbeats decrease while seeing blue. This color is also synonymous of control and sobriety and it is the institutional color for excellence.

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