Virtual reality can reduce pain and stress for hospital patients, but most headsets and applications aren’t designed for the medical setting. For example, headsets shouldÂ be waterproof, light-weight, easily washable and wireless. And the accompanying software must work while patients are lying down and ableÂ to move their heads only slightly. â€œNumerous
Michigan’sÂ VR Therapy and Counseling CenterÂ has won a total of $30,000 in Comcast’s Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs contest. The therapy center has found success treating patients that suffer from PTSD, social anxiety, and phobias using virtual reality. â€œBecause the the virtual reality experience feels real, this high-tech tool can be more effective
Award winning virtual reality film company Felix & Paul StudiosÂ receivedÂ a $6.8 million investment led by Comcast Ventures,Â the company announced this week. Felix & Paul Studios said it will use the money toÂ double its size and triple its content and production over the next year, founderÂ Paul Raphael told the LA Times.
I’ve had a couple of opportunities to try out virtual reality devices. And while the experiences weren’t perfect, my friends and I can definitely see the potential. The first time was at my high school,Â Blackstone Valley Tech, in Upton, Massachusetts during a demo of several different mobile-based headsets — decent