Can virtual reality control pain?
Interface designer Dr. Diane Gromala has experienced chronic pain for the last 25 years. Working with concepts of mindfulness meditation--where a patient focuses on their pain to control it--Dr. Gromala and her team have built an immersive virtual reality environment that essentially allows patients to interface with the self by using biofeedback and sensory cues to modulate pain levels.

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Directed and Produced by Petra Epperlein and Mike Tucker
Thanks to:
Ari Hollander and Howard Rose
Firsthand Technology
Dr. Diane Gromala, Dr. Chris Shaw and Terry Lavender
Simon Fraser University


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