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Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people’s pain

A team from Imperial used VR (Virtual Reality) video to reduce peoples’ scores of perceived ongoing pain as well their sensitivity to painful stimuli.
Beyond the distracting effect, they think immersing patients in VR may actually trigger the body’s own inbuilt pain-fighting systems - reducing their sensitivity to painful stimuli and reducing the intensity of ongoing pain.(Unsplash)
Beyond the distracting effect, they think immersing patients in VR may actually trigger the body’s own inbuilt pain-fighting systems - reducing their sensitivity to painful stimuli and reducing the intensity of ongoing pain.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 11:37 AM IST
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Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
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