Virtual Reality To Take Sick Kids Far From Their Hospital Beds

http-%2f%2fo-aolcdn-com%2fhss%2fstorage%2fmidas%2f80a23d79cb4189b457defcd10bbd76c2%2f204587942%2f603874262Virtual reality has the ability to take sick children from their hospital beds to far-away worlds, under the sea or on a rollercoaster, so where do they want to go?

“The young kids at The Alfred’s oncology ward told us they just wanted to be ‘anywhere but here’,” virtual reality maker Trent Clews-De Castella told The Huffington Post Australia.

He is co-creator of virtual reality company Phoria, that is creating experiences specifically for sick children in hospitals, thanks to a new grant from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

“We’re realising we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in terms of experiences so we’re looking at what’s proven in the medical space to have therapeutic benefits,” Clews De-Castella said.

By Cayla Dengate | The Huffington Post (AU)

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