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VR Helps Children Combat the Fear Of MRI Scans (incl. video)

“King’s College Hospital [have] created a VR experience to help with the ‎claustrophobic nature of an MRI scan.

Young children are often terrified and traumatised by the procedure and refuse to go into the MRI machine.

In order to lower this fear, a new virtual reality app has been created in the UK. Its aim is to help NHS workers to manage the fears of young children who require medical treatment.”

By Jackie Edwards for VR Focus

Image and video by Vocativ

Read more: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/10/looking-to-deal-with-the-fear-of-mri-scans-the-nhs-have-turned-to-vr/

Dementia patients use virtual reality to relive famous 1950s moment (incl. video)

“A virtual reality project is helping elderly people with dementia by recreating moments from the 1950s.

Care home residents in Surrey have been using cardboard headsets to watch a 360-degree video immersing them in the Queen’s Coronation Day celebrations from 1953.

Anyone can experience ‘The Wayback’ film for free using a phone and a cardboard headset.”

By Gemma Evans, Sky News

Image: The Wayback and Sky News

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/dementia-patients-use-virtual-reality-to-relive-famous-1950s-moment-11212972

Link to The Wayback project: http://thewaybackvr.com

Virtual reality therapy can lower stress levels of hospital patients (incl. video)

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“An innovative study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center aims to ease the stress of staying in the hospital.

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai are studying the effects of virtual reality on hospital patients whose real world surroundings can be sterile, uncomfortable, and sometimes frightening.

Patients are carried away to different worlds. Many say it’s helping relieve stress and anxiety.”

BY ERIKA EDWARDS at 3LV News

Read more: http://news3lv.com/around-the-web/study-virtual-reality-therapy-can-lower-stress-levels-of-hospital-patients