kindVR Relieves Pain in Kids Suffering from Sickle Cell Disease
kindVR’s mission is to help patients mitigate pain and stress by developing virtual reality software for specific medical procedures and conditions. kindVR is a research-based company, partnering with leading US and Canadian hospitals. Their goal is to make it easy for hospitals to provide virtual reality therapy to every patient in need.
Virtual 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.
kindVR is currently conducting research in the following areas:
Sickle Cell Disease
kindVR is conducting a pilot clinical research study to determine the efficacy of their software in mitigating patient pain at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
kindVR is developing a clinical research study to determine the efficacy of their software in mitigating patient pain and stress during cancer related medical procedures, with a leading Canadian pediatric hospital.
Chronic Discomfort & Biofeedback
kindVR is designing a clinical research study to determine the efficacy of their software and biofeedback system in training patients to better manage their pain and stress.
Want to know more? Check out this amazing article about a young patient’s experience from SFChronicle.com
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