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Forbes.com: Virtual Reality Emerging As Effective Pain Management Tool


May 26, 2020

As doctors work to decrease opioid prescriptions for pain, they may start following the lead of a California hospital that is effectively using virtual reality to help its patients feel better. Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach is one of the…


Transforming Reality: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Patients with Cancer


May 05, 2020

Given the choice of being on a beach or in an oncology ward, most people would choose the beach. So, if there was a technology that allowed you to take a mini-vacation while you waited for your appointment or received…


Veterans to See Continued Innovation Improvements in 2020


February 06, 2020

Veterans will continue to see improvements in VA services, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at "State of the VA" speech Feb. 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. These improvements for Veterans include increased innovation—including the VA's first…


Navigating Payer and Reimbursement Pathways to Scale Digital Therapeutics


January 15, 2020

I had the honor of participating in the Digimed Showcase held yesterday as part of the annual JP Morgan healthcare conference. Alongside me were veterans of the emerging digital therapeutics industry including Pierre Leurent, CEO and Founder, Voluntis and Jeff…


Patient Stories: How a Musician Used Virtual Reality To Get His Life Back


October 02, 2019

Harmon C. was diagnosed with Crohn's and after numerous surgeries and 165 days in one year in the hospital was in a dark place. VR gave him back hope and led him back to music.    


Cheddar: How VR can be used as a treatment for pain management


September 19, 2019

Listen to our own Matthew Stoudt, CEO, talk with Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Research at Cedars-Sinai about the benefits of bringing virtual reality into hospitals. Visit Original Video Source here. Disclaimer: AppliedVR products are not standalone therapies. The…


Breathe, focus, headset: The women turning to VR in labor


September 08, 2019

Read about how one woman uses VR during labor on CNN Business. Read the original article here. San Francisco (CNN Business) While in labor with her second child, in November 2016, Erin Martucci's doctor suggested an unorthodox option to quell…


Naperville: VR Helps Reduce Hospital Patients’ Anxiety & Stress


August 29, 2019

[embed]https://vimeo.com/356782893[/embed] VR Helps Reduce Hospital Patients’ Anxiety & Stress Read the original article here. Disclaimer: AppliedVR products are not a standalone therapy and is not a replacement for clinician-directed treatment. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the…


Santa Rosa Hospital First in North Bay to Offer Virtual Reality as Pain Management Tool


August 12, 2019

Charlie Mandeville saw dolphins zoom by in front of her eyes and watched bubbles circle overhead while a nurse checked a wound on her forearm. Mandeville tried popping the bubbles with her fingers, but her mom gently reminded her they…


Patient Stories: How Virtual Reality Helped a Cerebral Palsy Patient at NYU Langone


September 06, 2018

After surgery at NYU Langone Health, Jason was unable to bend his legs. After exhausting all other options, his care team introduced VR and his body finally relaxed. He was able to go home, where Jason continued to use VR…