Virtual Reality (VR) is being used in hospitals for the treatment of eating disorders, rehabilitation, and pain management, as well as often, in many hospitals, to allay anxiety in the pre-procedure time.
King’s College in London is using virtual reality to prepare kids for MRIs..
VR is also being tested to assist in diagnosing concussions – truly awesome!
VR is being piloted in dementia patients in Australia, with positive early success rates as measured by alertness and pleasure manifestations. In UK and elsewhere, senior groups have been targeted for the experience. Yes, all these experiences have had positive outcomes.
VR comes to Toronto Children’s Hospital (aka ‘SickKids’) thanks to Samsung! A dedicated space has been designated for patients and parents. Just think what a great escape it would be for a child lying in the hospital with serious burns.