Man in VR talking to therapist

Can virtual reality really help manage pain?

Imagine you are a patient, going into hospital for surgery. You’ve been in chronic pain for a long time, and it’s turned out you need a knee replacement. Perfectly routine surgery, but it does come with a long recovery time and some significant pain and discomfort along the way. This would usually be handled with painkillers, physiotherapy and lots of movement (even though that can be very painful).   It’s not a nice thing to think about, but people go […]

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Consumers to enjoy the Virtual Reality spoils of war

In a race to dominate the Virtual Reality landscape, Oculus has just announced it’s knocking a huge £200 off its Rift headset and Touch Controller bundle, now selling for £600 down from £740, and in turn leaving HTC looking like the overpriced competitor at £760.   It’s good news for all those involved in developing VR, the barriers to consumer entry are slowly but surely coming down and therefore an increase in ownership is inevitable. This in turn means a […]

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Older person using Virtual Reality

How virtual reality will revolutionise healthcare

This has been the year that virtual reality (VR) has started to make its mark and it’s only set to grow. While numerous brands start to embrace the new technology, its potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry is only just beginning. In fact, Global Industry Analysts predict that the worldwide market for virtual reality in healthcare will reach $3.8 billion by 2020*. It’s still very early days for the adoption of this technology, but developments are moving at pace and […]

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