VR News: Chronic pain can be debilitating and a constant battle for those who suffer from it. But tests have shown a deeply immersive VR experience can help relieve some of that pain! While it is not stopping the suffering or indeed helping with the cause of the pain, it does make it a little more tolerable.
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My Thoughts on this Story: This is not the first time studies have shown this, in fact, even back in the 80’s when VR was in its first wave it was thought VR could indeed help with mild pain relief. While I would love to say VR is the only thing that can do just that, it’s any distraction that will do it. From colouring books to stroking pets and other animals, basically, anything that distracts the mind! We might never see a doctor prescribing a VR app or game anytime soon, we might one day see VR used commonly within the media sector, especially when it comes to mild distraction-style pain relief.
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