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Virtual Reality May Ease Chronic Pain


September 10, 2020

Virtual reality (VR) for chronic pain has produced promising results but faces important challenges, a literature review suggested. "Despite scientific evidence, access to VR devices is limited due to cost and reluctance in embracing technology or innovation," said Rajat Lamington,…


Covid-19 Is Fueling A Digital Therapeutics Revolution, But The Road To Maturity Travels Through The Four Healthcare ‘Ps’


August 26, 2020

In just a few short years, digital therapeutics (DTx) have become an exciting, incredibly competitive new frontier in healthcare. For those not familiar, DTx deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients via software applications, and are meant to prevent, manage or…


Geisinger Teams Up with AppliedVR to Better Manage Chronic Pain in the Home


August 24, 2020

Geisinger Health System — known as one of the most innovative and home-focused health systems in the country — is testing out a new way of easing chronic pain. As a means to engage with patients and better manage their…


First in Human: Assessing Pain With Wearables; ‘Opioid-Sparing’ VR Technology


August 13, 2020

This is a recurring column on clinical research in the early stages of development, which is referred to as phase 1. These are treatments being used for the first time in a small number of human patients to determine safety,…


Finding Pain Relief in a Virtual World


August 12, 2020

  I am sitting on a deserted beach in Tasmania, listening to the gently lapping waves. All my worries fade in just 3 minutes. While on my couch, I am touring the famous sites of London. Have I been on…


AppliedVR Testing the Use of At-Home Virtual Reality Therapy for Chronic Pain


July 14, 2020

  Los Angeles-based AppliedVR's virtual reality platform—which uses goggles and headsets to create an immersive, 3D virtual world—has been aimed at alleviating everything from labor pains during childbirth to the pain from burns to discomfort experienced undergoing infusions for cancer…