HITLabNZ from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch are conducting some interesting research on using AR to to help treat specific phobias. This is an interesting twist on the old virtual reality approach to treating phobias and it has already received some considerable interest. The project is led by Andreas Dünser, with collaborators Raphael Grasset, Hamish Farrant and Sam Corbett-Davis. Check out their webpage for more information.
It’s nearly always worth checking out the HITLabNZ website as they have been at the forefront of innovation in this area for some time.