Virtual medicine: how virtual reality is easing pain, calming nerves and improving health

  title={Virtual medicine: how virtual reality is easing pain, calming nerves and improving health},
  author={B. Spiegel},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  • B. Spiegel
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
1 Patients using virtual reality (VR): a patient ot so far in the future, doctors might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to calm aches and pains, in hospitalised with a sickle cell pain crisis flies over Icelandic fjords in a helicopter to combat pain through distraction therapy (A);* and a patient with Crohn’s disease is transported back to his own living room, where a VR camera has been placed to transmit 360 images to his hospital room (B)y 
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