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Feasibility of Articulated Arm Mounted Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Goggles for Adjunctive Pain Control during Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Burn Patients

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.
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