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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…

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…

Virtual Reality Therapy Can Reduce Chronic Pain at Home

July 09, 2020

View original article on Pain News Network Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) can reduce chronic pain, improve mood and help people sleep, according to a small study of 74 patients living with fibromyalgia or chronic lower back pain. The research, published…

Enlisting Virtual Reality to Ease Real Pain

July 12, 2017

Putting on VR goggles and virtually swimming with dolphins can ease some patients’ pain, new research shows. Hospitals across the country are giving VR a try. Originally posted in the Wall Street Journal. Read the original article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/enlisting-virtual-reality-to-ease-real-pain-1499869442?mod=nwsrl_health_wellness

For a Child Getting Chemo, Virtual Reality Games at Hospital Can Feel Like Disney

May 26, 2017

Seth Oliva, 8, is playing a virtual reality game that takes him inside the human body while getting cancer treatment at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.  Seth Oliva’s favorite virtual reality simulation game takes him through the human body,…

Here’s Why Arianna Huffington Is Calm When Falling 500 Feet

May 02, 2017

Unlike most people, Arianna Huffington was relatively unfazed when asked to step off the ledge of a 500-foot building, albeit a virtual one. At Fortune’s Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego on Tuesday, the media mogul served as a guinea pig in a demonstration…

Could Virtual Reality Ease Labor Pains?

January 30, 2017

One woman wore a virtual reality headset during labor transporting her to a tropical location while she was pushing. Could this be the future of giving birth? ER physician Dr. Travis Stork asks pregnant model and actress Molly Sims if she considered…

Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller

July 21, 2016

In one study, virtual reality did about as well as narcotics in reducing pain.   Originally posted in the MIT Technology Review. Read the original article: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601911/better-than-opioids-virtual-reality-could-be-your-next-painkiller/