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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy May Be Just Around The Corner

Virtual Reality Therapy Is Coming. One Academic’s Predictions of How This Will Transform Health Care.

Rebecca Searles | March 10, 2016

[...] “What clinical VR provides is the opportunity to put a patient into a world that is different from where they’re sitting — one that is designed to have some therapeutic ingredient built into it,” said Albert “Skip” Rizzo, director for medical virtual reality at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. [...]

A patient using virtual reality to distract from the pain as the doctors help her recover. Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis. January 6, 2016) and (Virtual Reality Medical Center website)>

1 comment:

  1. This article discusses human factors issues surrounding virtual reality and how these might be addressed. One of the main problems with virtual reality is motion sickness brought on by poor design or ergonomics which affects people in different ways.

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