This Hospital is Using VR to Make Shots Easier For Kids
OCTOBER 19, 2016
A pilot study with the hospital’s hemophilia team, design experts, and students from The Ohio State University lets kids distract themselves in virtual reality during infusions and other procedures. This VR game is controlled through breathing, eye and head movements. When it comes to kids visiting the doctor, getting poked with a needle tops the list of things they probably hate most. For most children, getting a shot can be painful, but it’s usually over as quickly as it began.