Why Therapeutic VR?

Clinical evidence suggests VR could be a measurable and scalable treatment for acute and chronic health conditions

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Mechanism of Action

VR Alters the Brain’s Perception of Pain

The unique ability of VR to command our senses via a highly immersive and interactive constructed environment makes it an effective tool for the designed modulation of attention. Over 30 years of academic research suggests that this redirection of attention may play a key role in the management of serious conditions such as pain and anxiety.

VR Has Been Shown to Reduce Pain-Related Activity in all 5 Regions of the Brain Associated with Pain

Source: Hoffman, H.G., et al. Modulation of thermal pain-related brain activity with virtual reality: evidence from fMRI. Neuroreport, 8. 2004, 1245-8

VR Modulates Both the Sensory and Emotional Aspects of Pain Processing


Proven and Accessible

VR has demonstrated effective management of acute and chronic health conditions, such as anxiety or pain, without the side effects or addictive tendencies of many pharmaceutical options.

30 Years of Academic Research

AppliedVR is building on decades of clinical research on virtual reality conducted across an array of disease areas including pain, stroke, behavioral health, and neurodegeneration.

VR Technology is More Immersive, Effective, and Scalable Than Ever

Until now, VR technology has been expensive, bulky, difficult to use, and confined to the laboratory. Today, we can deliver our therapeutic VR platform wherever the patient is - in the hospital, clinic, or home.

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