These Doctors Are Incorporating VR Into Pain Management

496165-doctorWhen reality is literally too painful to bear—perhaps you’re a wounded soldier returning from active duty, covered in head to toe burns, or recovering in an isolation room after complex and invasive surgery—some forward-thinking medical professionals are dialing down the pain meds and testing what’s known as “Clinical VR” to help patients cope.

Over 100 medical and technology professionals met in Los Angeles recently for an all-day workshop partly sponsored by the MayDay Fund, to examine the latest research in this emergent field. PCMag went along to learn more (and got a chance to virtually swim with dolphins, too).

By Sophia Stuart | PC Magazine


About Peter Coffaro 1104 Articles
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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