Start VR began trialling Virtual Reality as a distraction therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy at Lifehouse. In conjunction with Samsung, the trial uses mobile virtual reality to allow patients to don a headset and escape their surroundings to exotic destinations.
Using the viewing headset, patients can be transported out of the chemo chair or waiting room to a tropical island, the Sydney harbour, deep in the jungle or even to the perspective of someone who is skydiving and looking down at the earth.
Talking about the virtual reality goggles, Day Therapy Nurse, Kiara Montuoro, says: “From a utilisation perspective they are quick to put on, you don’t need a prescription for it, they’re effective and the patients love them so I can see them definitely being a part of our practice in the future.”
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