Newsletter 1: March 2021

Welcome to Socrates
Socrates is an innovative project for obesity treatment that proposes virtual reality (VR) to allow
patients tackling three major root aspects related to the condition of obesity:

  • Recognition of their medical condition (self-awareness)
  • Self-stigmatization triggered by their condition
  • Decreased autonomy

Socrates distinguishes itself from conventional treatments of obesity that simply treat the
symptoms of obesity without focusing on its root causes. Partly because of this, traditional
treatments of obesity remain limited in their effectiveness.