HOW VR HELPS

HOW VR HELPS

UNDERSTANDING HOW VIRTUAL REALITY SERVES AS PAIN DISTRACTION

Pain requires conscious attention. The essence of Virtual Reality is the illusion users have of going inside the computer-generated environment. Being drawn into another world drains a lot of attentional resources, leaving less attention available to process pain signals. Conscious attention is like a spotlight. Usually it is focused on the pain. We are luring that spotlight into the virtual world. Rather than having pain as the focus of their attention, for many patients in Virtual Reality, the pain becomes more of an annoyance, distracting them from their primary goal of exploring the virtual world.

VR HELPS DEMENTIA PATIENTS

Virtual Reality not only helps to distract from physical pain but it also helps people with dementia and people with depression, anxiety, and many other phycological and emotional pain.

For people with dementia, VR provides a safe environment where the person can safely engage with his surroundings and connect with the world again. Through the immersion of Virtual Reality, people with dementia can experience a sense of calm and relaxation where different forms of cognitive functions such as memory, language, and executive functions necessary to plan, organize, and prioritize are encouraged to use to achieve the goals of the VR experience the person is viewing.

VR IN MEDICAL FACILITIES

HELP VRO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE TODAY