Ready Patient One: the role of therapeutic virtual reality in the future management of chronic pain

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Virtual reality (VR) is commonly perceived as ‘futuristic’, a view that perhaps stems from Hollywood movies from over 20 years ago such as ‘Tron’ and ‘The Matrix’ featuring interactive, computer-generated virtual environments. Yet, in 2021, science fiction has become reality with affordable, technologically advanced VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) with motion tracking. There is increasing focus on the utility of VR for therapeutics, with pain management emerging as a key area in which VR shows great potential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482–483
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Early online date28 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

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