Just What the Doctor Ordered

Virtual Reality for Health and Wellness

October 30, 2018

In “Just What the Doctor Ordered” Clare Bond, the Director of Experience Design for EPAM US, furnishes a raft of health and wellness projects illustrating the efficacy of virtual reality. Bond talks about how VR can provide acute pain relief, treat patients with PTSD, fight eating disorders, assist with physical rehabilitation, and act as a beneficent agent of wellness. “[H]ealth applications for VR are clinically supported and proven to be effective,” she writes. “Far from merely being a niche product for gamers, the use of VR for health is an exciting field that continues to gain momentum, and one that has potential to significantly change people’s lives for the better.”

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