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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Bravemind Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Bravemind is a virtual reality (VR) application that runs with a VR system and hardware equipment. Serving as clinical interactive therapy, it is used to assess and treat patients who suffer or may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This technology has multisensory environments that are interactive and can be controlled specifically for each patient`s needs.

Bravemind does not utilize a database.

Note: This software was created at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (USCICT) and is provided free of charge for its clinical and research use upon documenting clinician/researcher expertise in the area of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the treatment of combat-related PTSD.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.3
Decision Date: 03/27/2023 at 15:43:22 UTC
Aliases: Bravemind Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET); Bravemind Software Suite,
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Virtually Better
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/27/2023 at 15:43:22 UTC).