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Cedars Sinai launches virtual reality pilots to curb patient pain without drugs

Cedars SinaiCedars Sinai Medical Center will begin to use virtual reality technology from Applied VR, in hopes of easing patients’ pain with without use of drugs. Hospital executives say it will introduce VR content first in its Spine Center.

Cedars-Sinai is among the first hospitals to employ scalable VR technology. It invested in AppliedVR via its TechStars healthcare accelerator. AppliedVR’s developed its main products in partnership with Cedars-Sinai.

The first product suite, Pain RelieVR, offers immersive VR games that divert the patient’s focus away from the procedure or recovery process.

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