The Portals project has connected U.S. cities to Afghanistan, Iran and Honduras.
Psychiatrists can better help patients deal with situations that can trigger symptoms by virtually placing them there.
Fans have been awaiting news about the wide release of the device since a Kickstarter campaign launched in 2012.
Mark Farid will see and hear someone else's life for four weeks, monitored by psychologists
New Kickstarter campaign aims to make virtual reality affordable