This Game for Burn Victims is an Example of Virtual Reality in Health

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 28, 2016
References: wp.deepstreamvr & springwise
This otter-centric game is just one application of virtual reality in health, and more specifically the management of pain. The snowy virtual world in the game is supposed to be therapeutic for burn victims and reduce their physical pain. From FirstHand Technology, DeepStream VR introduced a game simply called 'Cool!' that distracts patients while medical professionals treat their burns. The immersive first-person game features an otter companion in an icy atmosphere. This came in particularly handy when patients had their wounds cleaned or had skin grafts done.

Virtual reality in health care was first seen with Afghanistan veterans and treating their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The gaming technology indicates how medical care could be revolutionized moving forwards.