Virtual Reality's Potential to Change Medicine

Medical Frontiers

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 31, 2022 Available until October 31, 2023

A virtual reality device developed by a Japanese startup is transforming rehabilitation. Patients wear the device and play games that require them to move their upper bodies. Facilities that have introduced the device have seen significant improvement in stroke and other patients. There have also been reports that say combining VR with therapy has improved symptoms in depression patients. The mechanism behind VR's effects is unknown, but we look at its potential to improve medicine.

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