Virtual Reality Being Tested as Treatment for Post-Surgical Pain

Co7vAvxWAAAc2saThe future of post-operative pain management might not involve pills — it might not involve medication at all.

For the first time, hospitals are exploring an effective substitute that bears no risk of addiction: virtual reality.

Virtual reality start-up AppliedVR has partnered with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the first stage of what the former hopes to make a widespread implementation of VR as a medical tool in a series of other top hospitals and surgery centers. They already have three clinical studies underway at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. They’ve been working on the technology for about two years, and with Cedars-Sinai for 18 months.

By Kastalia Medrano | Inverse

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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