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How This Gaming Tech Can Heal Your Brain

In this Bloomberg Quicktake segment, experts discuss how over 30 years of virtual reality development have transformed technology typically associated with video games into a powerful therapeutic tool for people dealing with issues such as PTSD and chronic pain. Featured experts include Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Director of Medical Virtual Reality at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Dr. Walter Greenleaf, a neuroscientist and medical technology developer currently doing research at Stanford University, and Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research at the Cedars-Sinai Health System. Dr. Spiegel, who has conducted clinical trials targeting pain management in association with AppliedVR, discusses his firsthand experience with virtual reality as a medical tool, including his findings that 80% of patients in his research program have found it beneficial. This video provides an informative overview of the promise of VRx—from its ability to reach underserved patients with enhanced privacy and customization to its evolving medical and mental health applications.

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