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Cell phone users will soon be able to treat their phobias at home with an application, which will use psychotherapy as a way to help mitigate fears. The application will work through a combination of neuro-linguistic programming, visualization, and mind mapping methods which will help decrease the intensity of the fears by allowing the user to develop a sense of control. For example, the user can replace an image of intimidating dental instruments with a less scary teddy bear,...
For many, the sound of the drill is a big cause of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. I have an idea to create a device which will cancel out the noise of a dentist's drill helping people overcome their fear of a check-up. This new device will allow patients to listen to music on an MP3 player, while the sound of the drill will be blanked out. Patients will still be able to hear the dentist's voice because not all sounds are to be filtered out. The device will be...