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Virtual Reality (VR) Proven To Reduce Real World Anxiety And Pain
05/01/2020 09:17 AM 0
"Studies show potential of virtual reality to reduce children's anxiety, pain" - Science Daily "Using virtual reality to reduce state anxiety and stress in University Students: An experiment" - Frontiers in Psychology "Virtual reality PTSD treatment has 'big impact' for veterans" - BBC
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There is now overwhelming scientific evidence* that using virtual reality (VR) can reduce stress, anxiety, fear and even pain. VR as a range of immersive, interactive 360 degree tours and games, is now being used as a successful intervention in a range of fields from treating veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to pre and post operative interventions for children facing surgery or a medical procedure.


With one in four people being affected by some form of mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives* it's good News that there is now strong scientific evidence that using virtual reality (VR) can help reduce stress, anxiety, fear and even pain.

VR as a range of immersive, interactive 360 degree tours and games, is now being used as a successful intervention in a range of fields from claustrophobia, treating veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to pre and postoperative interventions for children facing surgery or a medical procedure. Ocean 3D will be creating a new set of interactive 3D tours for the NHS RCHT childrens team in Truro in 2020, for the MRI unit and childrens' operating theatres/ wards.