TEDMED: Howard Rose describes how virtual reality can unlock the innate human power to prevent and recover from illness.
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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 wide range of chronic conditions.
2.Behavior & Lifestyle: VR can positively affect behavior and compliance to better treat preventable conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cardio health. The dynamic nature of VR motivates people into action making health messages more visceral and effective.
3.Mental Health: VR transforms talk therapy into action therapy. Immersive simulations helps reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and phobias.