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Using Virtual Reality As Distraction Therapy For Cancer Patients (incl. video)

“Start VR has teamed up with Samsung Australia to introduce virtual reality as a form of “distraction therapy” to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital.

Patients were provided with Samsung Gear VR headsets and the option to select an experience, ranging from a relaxing travel destination, plunging off an airplane in a skydiving stimulating experience, taking a boat ride through the Sydney Harbour, snorkeling through sparkling blue waters and petting Koalas at a zoo.

The initiative was spearheaded by Start VR’s Head of Content Martin Taylor, who collaborated with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Samsung Australia to bring the partnership to life.”

Image: Start VR

By Rae Johnston at Gizmodo

Read more:

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/03/using-virtual-reality-as-distraction-therapy-for-cancer-patients/

How Virtual Reality Can Improve Patient Experience in Healthcare (Video)

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“In the past year, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center launched a pilot study with devices from Samsung that aimed at easing the stress of patients staying in the hospital.

The purpose of this pilot was to test virtual reality scenarios with Cedars-Sinai patients to determine if they enjoyed VR experiences while waiting for procedures or even throughout their hospital stay as an alternative for pain relief.

Researchers were interested in learning whether these experiences would reduce patients’ pain and anxiety or improve overall satisfaction with care.”

Post on Hitconsultant.net sponsored by Samsung.

Read more: http://hitconsultant.net/2016/06/30/virtual-reality-patient-experience/