Virtual Reality (VR) Pain Relief UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Oakland
Study at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland testing the use of virtual reality technology to help manage pain. The Virtutal Reality Goggles distracts patients from their pain. The mind can only focus on so much stimulation at once and given something else to focus on, the pain a person experiences will diminish. Patient, Briana, exhausted from days of nearly unbearable pain is transformed just a half an hour later, while interacting with a virtual reality game. VR pain management research to study how immersive virtual reality therapy can be used to reduce pain is ongoing at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.