Talk: Using Virtual Reality to reduce pain and aid rehabilitation - BNSS

Event date: 16th August 2022 at: 7.30pm (zoom meeting only)

Virtual Reality is generally viewed as a technology only for entertainment purposes, but in recent times it has shown incredible potential in the area of healthcare. There has been previous research into how effective it is with pain distraction. Ivan Phelan, Director of the Impact VR Lab, Sheffield Hallam University has been exploring how the new advancements in VR hardware and development tools can produce innovative healthcare interventions. This talk will discuss work that spans a wide area from pain distraction, upper and lower limb rehabilitation, assisting stroke victims and prosthetic training systems, addressing the high rejection rates of the artificial limbs.