Distraction and rehabilitation therapy
What is it?
XR in healthcare is booming as an effective means for treatments, therapy and rehabilitation. Virtual reality content is multisensory and engaging, ideal for the treatment of brain injury, stroke, dementia or to keep the patient engaged and distracted during painful or uncomfortable surgical procedures. With the help of VR headsets, it is easier to tune out of the present situation and be transported to a more exciting or calmer environment which allows patients to be at ease.
How can it be used?
360° VR content can be used to give patients a more comfortable, less painful experience during medical procedures and also to restore and rehabilitate them from medical conditions. While providing dementia care, XR is effective in triggering a memory or familiar feelings (comfort, hunger, happiness) by stimulating all the human senses. You can transport the patients to give them the feeling of standing on a golf course, or watching the sunset by the seaside or even let them take a seat at a busy kitchen table.
The benefits can be felt across a wide variety of conditions, for example using 360° content for hypnobirthing or intravenous therapy allows patients to have a, relatively, calmer and less painful experience by stimulating the brain with relaxing and calming experiences, their happy place in full 360˚ like underwater scenes where they’re swimming with turtles.
Who is using it?
Health providers and companies wishing to provide meditative and mindful experiences to employees, frontline workers and patients are adopting VR experiences.
Using XR within medical procedures can reduce discomfort and aid relaxation. It is also effective to stimulate the brain for rehabilitation by triggering memories and feelings.
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