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Pain Relief and Wellness Through VR

Pain Relief and Wellness Through VR Watch on YouTube Howard Rose, Firsthand CEO at SIGGRAPH 2017 with partners, Intel and HP: Learn how Firsthand Technology is using VR to help reduce pain, relieve stress, and build resilience for hospital patients.  

Can VR Help People Manage Pain?

TIME Magazine: Health Section – 9.5.2016   by Howard Rose, Firsthand 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 […]

Wounded Soldier Uses VR To Ease Pain

Watch Lt. Sam Brown’s Inspirational Story After being severely injured in Afghanistan by an IED, Lt. Samuel Brown found himself in a Texas hospital facing a long, painful recovery.  But things started to change when Sam began using the virtual reality game, SnowWorld, developed by Dr. Hunter Hoffman and Firsthand’s founders. SnowWorld helped Sam escape the pain of […]

COOL! VR Goes to Kabale Hospital, Uganda

Torin Lucas, Firsthand Advisor (UK) May, 2017 Read: Howard’s Comments (LinkedIn) The invitation to collaborate with an African University really came out of the blue. Like most us in the West, Africa paints a picture for me. It conjures up a leafy jungle imagery interrupted by fantastic hopscotch steps over crocodile heads bobbing like foot […]

The Biggest and Boldest at Fortune Brainstorm Health

“Entrepreneur Arianna Huffington took a trip inside virtual reality and learned how the immersive tech can help ease physical pain. Howard Rose, CEO of DeepStream VR, had Huffington place her left hand into an ice bucket; the minute-long bath proved a painful experience. But when she dipped her hand again in the chilly water, this […]

How Virtual Reality Worlds Can Help Reduce Pain (KQED)

VR for Chronic Pain: Laying Out The Case  “Technology isn’t necessary for mindful practices, but our VR system gives users immediate feedback in a number of sensory and perceptual ways. That makes it less mysterious, and users often say they feel confident that they can affect their pain, instead of feeling they are victims to […]

We’re Teaming with Thrive Global to Improve Your Life

OK, free associate for a minute with me about the word, Health?  What comes to mind? Freedom? Responsibility? Excitement?  Hard Work? Tasteless vegetables? Likely, for most of you, “virtual reality” was not on your list. But VR could be the key that unlocks your untapped ability to be healthier. Hang with me here. I’m really excited that […]