Entries by Firsthand

Virtual Gaming With Real Health Outcomes (TEDMED)

TEDMED: Howard Rose describes how virtual reality can unlock the innate human power to prevent and recover from illness. Watch at TEDMED Potential Benefits in of VR for Health 1.Physical Health: VR offers a new and effective modality for pain relief and post procedural recovery. VR resilience techniques can also be used as adjunctive treatments for a […]

Reprogramming Your Brain

Ari Hollander speaking at the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest tells a story about how VR can be used to change the way the brain works.  This is an example of the vast potential for using the sensory system for “white hat hacking” our brains to help fix problems caused by disease or injury. See more […]

Can VR Help People Manage Pain?

TIME Magazine: Health Section – 9.5.2016   by Howard Rose, DSVR CEO It’s not everyday that a TIME reporter calls for an interview, but it’s very nice when they do. I had that pleasure, speaking with TIME health writer, Alexandra Sifferlin, who served up very insightful, probing questions on the use of VR for pain. Her […]

Ugly Lies The Bone gets COOL! @NationalTheatre, London

Ugly Lies The Bone: Royal National Theatre, London –  March 1 – June 2017 After each performance – the audience can experience Firsthand’s VR for pain relief – COOL! Presented by Firsthand and HTC Vive Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino’s highly acclaimed ULTB tells the story of Jess, who returns from her third tour of duty in Afghanistan to […]

GLOW! VR Biofeedback Relaxation Video

Relax, breath, and discover that you control the beating of your own heart – with your mind. Reach out your hands and sculpt the glowing light of fireflies. A lantern emerges from a silent pool – share your light. GLOW! Helps you take control of your heart, your mind and your world. – Natural movement […]

COOL! VR Pain Relief Video

COOL! is the latest release from the creators of SnowWorld, the groundbreaking research application that established the clinical use of VR for burn patients and wound care.