VR in the Medical Field

VR is not only for entertainment or courses, but can be used to help people mentally and physically. A group of University of Illinois faculty has just gotten their work published on Kidney360 for their research on the effects of VR on hemodialysis patients. When patients usually have dialysis sessions, they suffer from symptoms like fatigue and headaches. In order to combat this, a VR program called Joviality was used on the Oculus Rift in order to help guide the patient through the dialysis session with mindfulness intervention and guided meditation. Read more about how it was tested and the findings on Kidney360.