Monthly Archives: September 2019

VR for Reducing Severe Pain in Hospitalized Patients

VR has been found to be effective for severe pain in hospitalized patients and could be potentially used as a non-drug option for analgesia as a strong distraction mechanism.

A recent published study has found in a randomized controlled trial of 120 patients that VR has yielded in a significant pain reduction during the 48 and 72 hour post intervention period.

For more information, visit the study website:

VR for Health in the News

It’s great to see VR for health applications featured in the news again. Beyond efficacy, improving effectiveness of VR for health in practice relies on users’ willingness to adopt this technology. Normalizing the usage of VR in health with realistic expectations through news articles like this is a great way to support VR adoption.