Hoffman, H.G., Meyer, W.J. 3rd, Ramirez, M., et al. (2014). Feasibility of Articulated Arm Mounted Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Goggles for Adjunctive Pain Control during Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Burn Patients. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 17(6):397-401.
This article describes a case study that demonstrates the successful use of Oculus Rift Virtual Reality goggles to decrease pain intensity and unpleasantness of a pediatric patient during daily occupational therapy involving skin stretching exercises. The availability of this new technology that is priced at approximately 1/1000th of existing equipment most commonly used could significantly expand the use of virtual reality for pain management.