Can VR help fight the opioid crisis

Use of VR for chronic pain at Cedars Sinai with patient participation and physician testimony.

In this video, produced by FreeThink, we hear from Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles report on VR’s ability to blunt pain, greatly reducing the need for painkillers. Dr. Brennan is incorporating VR technology to overwhelm the mind to reduce different kinds of pain. Mathew Stoudt is CEO and Co-Founder of Applied VR who provide this technology for hospital patients. A patient describes their experience using VR as “forgetting” they are in the hospital.

Date: 08/02/2019
Running Time: 5’50”
Producer: Freethink (Publisher)