Virtual Reality for Pediatric Cancer Patients
Research shows that distraction consumes parts of the brain’s attention resources so less cognitive capacity is available for processing pain. There’s also evidence and studies that indicate VR is extremely effective with children, who are likely to be highly accepting of, and engaged with, interactive digital technologies. The American Cancer Society collaborated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring the VR intervention to the clinic. Results showed that the kids reported less pain and anxiety when they used VR during preparation for medical procedures.