Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals.

by Larry Emmott on June 18, 2018

in Future Tech,Theraputics

From The Washington Post:

Clarke and Martucci represent a growing number of patients treated with virtual-reality distraction for pain in a hospital setting. Cedars-Sinai has used the technology on more than 2,500 patients since 2016, more than any other hospital in the world.

Source: Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals. – The Washington Post

Interesting. In many ways this is simply what dentists have been doing for years using video or music to distract patients and help control both anxiety and fear.

We are beginning to see a more sophisticated use of virtual reality as a training device to help dentists and dental students learn diagnosis and treatment.

Better yet will be both virtual reality and augmented reality used for collaborative diagnosis, telemedicine and remote treatment.

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