Virtual Reality To Transform Patients’ Hospital Stays!

If you’ve been reading up about 360 degree tours and virtual reality, wondering how you could make use of this technology at your own place of business, have a look at the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which has just teamed up with Lenovo and SOTI to provide young patients with virtual reality (VR) experiences.

Dubbed the Starlight Xperience, the concept has been designed to help distract sick children from the fear, pain, loneliness and stress of treatment by transporting them from their hospital beds to far off, more exotic climes, VR Focus reports.

Lenovo is providing the Mirage Solo headsets required for the endeavour, while Google’s Daydream VR platform is being used – with more than 20 preloaded VR experiences to choose from.

Vice-president of strategic alliances at SOTI Larry Lkimczyk was quoted by the news source as saying: “We are very excited to work with Lenovo and the Starlight Project. Our latest integration with the Lenovo Mirage Solo will bring countless innovations to the healthcare and education sectors.”

More than 800 paediatric partners will make use of this VR experience, utilising the 360-degree program distribution system.

Similarly, health tech company VRHealth recently announced that it would be teaming up with Oculus to held address numerous health challenges, whether it be alleviating anxiety before and after surgery for cancer patients or helping with pain management for women about to give birth, Forbes reports.

Company owner Eran Orr believes that VR will be in every rehab centre and hospital inside three years… so let’s just watch this space!

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