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Research for patients’ well-being
Research for patients’ well-being
Research for patients’ well-being

What is the present situation?

    Despite all the efforts made by medical professionals, treatments remain stressful and painful.

   Pain and anxiety affect the quality of medical treatments and increase recovery time.

      Drugs can be inefficient and cause side effects.

       The cost is very high for healthcare facilities and for the community who contributes to health insurance.

What is the present situation?

 Despite all the efforts made by medical professionals, treatments remain stressful and painful.

 Pain and anxiety affect the quality of medical treatments and increase recovery time.

   Drugs can be inefficient and cause side effects.

     The cost is very high for healthcare facilities and for the community who contributes to health insurance.

What is the present situation?

   Despite all the efforts made by medical professionals, treatments remain stressful and painful.

 Pain and anxiety affect the quality of medical treatments and increase recovery time.

  Drugs can be inefficient and cause side effects.

  The cost is very high for healthcare facilities and for the community who contributes to health insurance.

Why virtual reality ?

The Gate Control Theory proves the existence of pain nodes modulating the transmission and perception of pain. It also demonstrates that sensory, cognitive and emotional factors can force the brain to inhibit these nodes and therefore the transmission of painful impulses which will considerably decrease. Currently, virtual reality is the technology offering the best impact potential on these three inhibition factors and it’s the reason why we can obtain a strong analgesic action.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Why virtual reality ?

The Gate Control Theory proves the existence of pain nodes modulating the transmission and perception of pain. It also demonstrates that sensory, cognitive and emotional factors can force the brain to inhibit these nodes and therefore the transmission of painful impulses which will considerably decrease. Currently, virtual reality is the technology offering the best impact potential on these three inhibition factors and it’s the reason why we can obtain a strong analgesic action.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Why virtual reality ?

The Gate Control Theory proves the existence of pain nodes modulating the transmission and perception of pain. It also demonstrates that sensory, cognitive and emotional factors can force the brain to inhibit these nodes and therefore the transmission of painful impulses which will considerably decrease. Currently, virtual reality is the technology offering the best impact potential on these three inhibition factors and it’s the reason why we can obtain a strong analgesic action.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Clinical tests

Our software was first tested at the Pasteur Lanroze clinic to reduce pain and anxiety in surgery units, palliative care and the oncology department. Both results and patients’ opinions were very positive. Scientific publications, to alleviate pain and anxiety during painful gestures, emergencies, urinary catheters procedures, outpatient surgery and to avoid general anesthesia of teenagers, are in progress with our partners.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Learn more about our clinical outcomes

Clinical tests

Our software was first tested at the Pasteur Lanroze clinic to reduce pain and anxiety in surgery units, palliative care and the oncology department. Both results and patients’ opinions were very positive. Scientific publications, to alleviate pain and anxiety during painful gestures, emergencies, urinary catheters procedures, outpatient surgery and to avoid general anesthesia of teenagers, are in progress with our partners.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Learn more about our clinical outcomes

Clinical tests

Our software was first tested at the Pasteur Lanroze clinic to reduce pain and anxiety in surgery units, palliative care and the oncology department. Both results and patients’ opinions were very positive. Scientific publications, to alleviate pain and anxiety during painful gestures, emergencies, urinary catheters procedures, outpatient surgery and to avoid general anesthesia of teenagers, are in progress with our partners.

Schéma des noeuds de douleurs

Learn more about our clinical outcomes

Scientific publications

Virtual reality performance has been scientifically and internationally proved in research over 20 years. These scientific publications offer various uses of virtual reality as a support for medical treatments. They allow us to apply an optimal development criteria for our software as well as diverse performance test protocols.

Virtual reality performance has been scientifically and internationally proved in research over 20 years. These scientific publications offer various uses of virtual reality as a support for medical treatments. They allow us to apply an optimal development criteria for our software as well as diverse performance test protocols.

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These MRI pictures show an important decrease of the cerebral activity related to pain when using virtual reality. These results have been correlated with the participants’ feeling who have indicated a significant pain reduction.

MA, Minhua. JAIN, Lakhmi C. ANDERSON, Paul. Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1. Springer, Intelligent Systems Reference Library 68
SCHMITT, Yuko S. A randomized, controlled trial of immersive virtual reality analgesia, during physical therapy for pediatric burns. Burns Journal, 2011, 37, p. 61-68
SHARAR, Sam R. Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction Analgesia During Postburn Physical Therapy: Preliminary Results from 3 Ongoing Studies. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, December 2007, Vol 88, Suppl 2
GOLD, Jeffrey I. The Neurobiology of Virtual Reality Pain Attenuation. Cyberpsycholgy &, 2007, Volume 10, Number 4
KONSTANTATOS, A.H. Predicting the effectiveness of virtual reality relaxation on pain and anxiety when added to PCA morphine in patients having burns dressings changes. Burns Journal, 2009, 35, p. 491–499
RUTTER, Charles E. Sustained Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction. The Journal of Pain, 2009, Vol 10, No 4 (April), p. 391-397
HUA, Yun. The Effect of Virtual Reality Distraction on Pain Relief During Dressing Changes in Children with Chronic Wounds on Lower Limbs. Pain Management Nursing, 2015, Vol 16, No 5 (October), p. 685-691
JONES, Ted. The Impact of Virtual Reality on Chronic Pain, Plos one, 20 Décembre 2016
FURMAN, Elena. Virtual reality distraction for pain control during periodontal scaling and root planing procedures. JADA, Decembre 2009, Vol. 140
KIPPING, Belinda. Virtual reality for acute pain reduction in adolescents undergoing burn wound care: A prospective randomized controlled trial. Burns Journal, 2012, 38, p. 650–657
KEEFE, Francis J. Virtual reality for persistent pain: A new direction for behavioral pain management. PAIN, 2012, 153, p. 2163-2166
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality Helmet Display Quality Influences the Magnitude of Virtual Reality Analgesia. The Journal of Pain, 2006, Vol 7, No 11
SERRANO, Berenice. Virtual reality and stimulation of touch and smell for inducing relaxation: A randomized controlled trial. Computers in Human Behavior, 2016, 55, p. 1-8
ALLCOAT, Devon. Frozen with fear: Conditioned suppression in a virtual reality model of human anxiety. Behavioural Processes, 2015, 118, p. 98–101
ANDREAS, A.J. The Use of Virtual Reality and Audiovisual Eyeglass Systems as Adjunct Analgesic Techniques: A Review of the Literature. Ann Behav Med, 2005, 30, p. 268-78
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality as an Adjunctive Non-pharmacologic Analgesic for Acute Burn Pain During Medical Procedures. Ann Behav Med, Avril 2011, 41, p. 183-91
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Using FMRI to study the neural correlates of virtual reality analgesia. CNS Spectr, Janvier 2006, 11, p. 45-51
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual-reality therapy. Scientific American, Août 2004
MORRIS, L.D. Feasibility and potential effect of a low-cost virtual reality system on reducing pain and anxiety in adult burn injury patients during physiotherapy in a developing country. Burns Journal, 2010, 36, p. 659–664
GERSHON J . A pilot and feasibility study of virtual reality as a distraction for children with cancer. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2004, 43, p. 1243-9
SCHNEIDER SM. Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy. Oncol Nurs Forum, 2004, 31, p. 81-8
DAHLQUIST, Lynnda M. Effects of Videogame Distraction using a Virtual Reality Type Head-Mounted Display Helmet on Cold Pressor Pain in Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2009, 34, p. 574–584
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Future Directions: Advances and Implications of Virtual Environments Designed for Pain Management. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Virtual Reality as a Distraction Technique in Chronic Pain Patients, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Clinical Use of Virtual Reality Distraction System to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Dental Procedures. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
MALENBAUM, Sara. Pain in its Environmental Context: Implications for Designing Environments to Enhance Pain Control. Pain, Février 2008, 134, 3, p. 241–244
BROWN et al. Efficacy of a children’s procedural preparation and distraction device on healing in acute burn wound care procedures: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2012, 13, p. 238
VON BAYER, Carl L. Procedural Pain Management for Children Receiving Physiotherapy. Physiother Can, 2010, 62, p. 327–337
RIVA Giuseppe. Transforming experience: The Potential of Augmented Reality and virtual Reality for enhancing Personal and Clinical Change. Front Psychiatry, 30 Septembre 2016, 7, p. 164

Scientific publications

Virtual reality performance has been scientifically and internationally proved in research over 20 years. These scientific publications offer various uses of virtual reality as a support for medical treatments. They allow us to apply an optimal development criteria for our software as well as diverse performance test protocols.

Virtual reality performance has been scientifically and internationally proved in research over 20 years. These scientific publications offer various uses of virtual reality as a support for medical treatments. They allow us to apply an optimal development criteria for our software as well as diverse performance test protocols.

Irm

These MRI pictures show an important decrease of the cerebral activity related to pain when using virtual reality. These results have been correlated with the participants’ feeling who have indicated a significant pain reduction.

MA, Minhua. JAIN, Lakhmi C. ANDERSON, Paul. Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1. Springer, Intelligent Systems Reference Library 68
SCHMITT, Yuko S. A randomized, controlled trial of immersive virtual reality analgesia, during physical therapy for pediatric burns. Burns Journal, 2011, 37, p. 61-68
SHARAR, Sam R. Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction Analgesia During Postburn Physical Therapy: Preliminary Results from 3 Ongoing Studies. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, December 2007, Vol 88, Suppl 2
GOLD, Jeffrey I. The Neurobiology of Virtual Reality Pain Attenuation. Cyberpsycholgy &, 2007, Volume 10, Number 4
KONSTANTATOS, A.H. Predicting the effectiveness of virtual reality relaxation on pain and anxiety when added to PCA morphine in patients having burns dressings changes. Burns Journal, 2009, 35, p. 491–499
RUTTER, Charles E. Sustained Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction. The Journal of Pain, 2009, Vol 10, No 4 (April), p. 391-397
HUA, Yun. The Effect of Virtual Reality Distraction on Pain Relief During Dressing Changes in Children with Chronic Wounds on Lower Limbs. Pain Management Nursing, 2015, Vol 16, No 5 (October), p. 685-691
JONES, Ted. The Impact of Virtual Reality on Chronic Pain, Plos one, 20 Décembre 2016
FURMAN, Elena. Virtual reality distraction for pain control during periodontal scaling and root planing procedures. JADA, Decembre 2009, Vol. 140
KIPPING, Belinda. Virtual reality for acute pain reduction in adolescents undergoing burn wound care: A prospective randomized controlled trial. Burns Journal, 2012, 38, p. 650–657
KEEFE, Francis J. Virtual reality for persistent pain: A new direction for behavioral pain management. PAIN, 2012, 153, p. 2163-2166
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality Helmet Display Quality Influences the Magnitude of Virtual Reality Analgesia. The Journal of Pain, 2006, Vol 7, No 11
SERRANO, Berenice. Virtual reality and stimulation of touch and smell for inducing relaxation: A randomized controlled trial. Computers in Human Behavior, 2016, 55, p. 1-8
ALLCOAT, Devon. Frozen with fear: Conditioned suppression in a virtual reality model of human anxiety. Behavioural Processes, 2015, 118, p. 98–101
ANDREAS, A.J. The Use of Virtual Reality and Audiovisual Eyeglass Systems as Adjunct Analgesic Techniques: A Review of the Literature. Ann Behav Med, 2005, 30, p. 268-78
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality as an Adjunctive Non-pharmacologic Analgesic for Acute Burn Pain During Medical Procedures. Ann Behav Med, Avril 2011, 41, p. 183-91
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Using FMRI to study the neural correlates of virtual reality analgesia. CNS Spectr, Janvier 2006, 11, p. 45-51
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual-reality therapy. Scientific American, Août 2004
MORRIS, L.D. Feasibility and potential effect of a low-cost virtual reality system on reducing pain and anxiety in adult burn injury patients during physiotherapy in a developing country. Burns Journal, 2010, 36, p. 659–664
GERSHON J . A pilot and feasibility study of virtual reality as a distraction for children with cancer. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2004, 43, p. 1243-9
SCHNEIDER SM. Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy. Oncol Nurs Forum, 2004, 31, p. 81-8
DAHLQUIST, Lynnda M. Effects of Videogame Distraction using a Virtual Reality Type Head-Mounted Display Helmet on Cold Pressor Pain in Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2009, 34, p. 574–584
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Future Directions: Advances and Implications of Virtual Environments Designed for Pain Management. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Virtual Reality as a Distraction Technique in Chronic Pain Patients, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Clinical Use of Virtual Reality Distraction System to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Dental Procedures. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
MALENBAUM, Sara. Pain in its Environmental Context: Implications for Designing Environments to Enhance Pain Control. Pain, Février 2008, 134, 3, p. 241–244
BROWN et al. Efficacy of a children’s procedural preparation and distraction device on healing in acute burn wound care procedures: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2012, 13, p. 238
VON BAYER, Carl L. Procedural Pain Management for Children Receiving Physiotherapy. Physiother Can, 2010, 62, p. 327–337
RIVA Giuseppe. Transforming experience: The Potential of Augmented Reality and virtual Reality for enhancing Personal and Clinical Change. Front Psychiatry, 30 Septembre 2016, 7, p. 164

Scientific publications

Virtual reality performance has been scientifically and internationally proved in research over 20 years. These scientific publications offer various uses of virtual reality as a support for medical treatments. They allow us to apply an optimal development criteria for our software as well as diverse performance test protocols.

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Irm

These MRI pictures show an important decrease of the cerebral activity related to pain when using virtual reality. These results have been correlated with the participants’ feeling who have indicated a significant pain reduction.

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MA, Minhua. JAIN, Lakhmi C. ANDERSON, Paul. Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1. Springer, Intelligent Systems Reference Library 68
SCHMITT, Yuko S. A randomized, controlled trial of immersive virtual reality analgesia, during physical therapy for pediatric burns. Burns Journal, 2011, 37, p. 61-68
SHARAR, Sam R. Factors Influencing the Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction Analgesia During Postburn Physical Therapy: Preliminary Results from 3 Ongoing Studies. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, December 2007, Vol 88, Suppl 2
GOLD, Jeffrey I. The Neurobiology of Virtual Reality Pain Attenuation. Cyberpsycholgy &, 2007, Volume 10, Number 4
KONSTANTATOS, A.H. Predicting the effectiveness of virtual reality relaxation on pain and anxiety when added to PCA morphine in patients having burns dressings changes. Burns Journal, 2009, 35, p. 491–499
RUTTER, Charles E. Sustained Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction. The Journal of Pain, 2009, Vol 10, No 4 (April), p. 391-397
HUA, Yun. The Effect of Virtual Reality Distraction on Pain Relief During Dressing Changes in Children with Chronic Wounds on Lower Limbs. Pain Management Nursing, 2015, Vol 16, No 5 (October), p. 685-691
JONES, Ted. The Impact of Virtual Reality on Chronic Pain, Plos one, 20 Décembre 2016
FURMAN, Elena. Virtual reality distraction for pain control during periodontal scaling and root planing procedures. JADA, Decembre 2009, Vol. 140
KIPPING, Belinda. Virtual reality for acute pain reduction in adolescents undergoing burn wound care: A prospective randomized controlled trial. Burns Journal, 2012, 38, p. 650–657
KEEFE, Francis J. Virtual reality for persistent pain: A new direction for behavioral pain management. PAIN, 2012, 153, p. 2163-2166
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality Helmet Display Quality Influences the Magnitude of Virtual Reality Analgesia. The Journal of Pain, 2006, Vol 7, No 11
SERRANO, Berenice. Virtual reality and stimulation of touch and smell for inducing relaxation: A randomized controlled trial. Computers in Human Behavior, 2016, 55, p. 1-8
ALLCOAT, Devon. Frozen with fear: Conditioned suppression in a virtual reality model of human anxiety. Behavioural Processes, 2015, 118, p. 98–101
ANDREAS, A.J. The Use of Virtual Reality and Audiovisual Eyeglass Systems as Adjunct Analgesic Techniques: A Review of the Literature. Ann Behav Med, 2005, 30, p. 268-78
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual Reality as an Adjunctive Non-pharmacologic Analgesic for Acute Burn Pain During Medical Procedures. Ann Behav Med, Avril 2011, 41, p. 183-91
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Using FMRI to study the neural correlates of virtual reality analgesia. CNS Spectr, Janvier 2006, 11, p. 45-51
HOFFMAN, Hunter G. Virtual-reality therapy. Scientific American, Août 2004
MORRIS, L.D. Feasibility and potential effect of a low-cost virtual reality system on reducing pain and anxiety in adult burn injury patients during physiotherapy in a developing country. Burns Journal, 2010, 36, p. 659–664
GERSHON J . A pilot and feasibility study of virtual reality as a distraction for children with cancer. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2004, 43, p. 1243-9
SCHNEIDER SM. Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy. Oncol Nurs Forum, 2004, 31, p. 81-8
DAHLQUIST, Lynnda M. Effects of Videogame Distraction using a Virtual Reality Type Head-Mounted Display Helmet on Cold Pressor Pain in Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2009, 34, p. 574–584
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Future Directions: Advances and Implications of Virtual Environments Designed for Pain Management. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Virtual Reality as a Distraction Technique in Chronic Pain Patients, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
WIEDERHOLD, Brenda K. Clinical Use of Virtual Reality Distraction System to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Dental Procedures. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2014, Volume 17, Number 6
MALENBAUM, Sara. Pain in its Environmental Context: Implications for Designing Environments to Enhance Pain Control. Pain, Février 2008, 134, 3, p. 241–244
BROWN et al. Efficacy of a children’s procedural preparation and distraction device on healing in acute burn wound care procedures: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2012, 13, p. 238
VON BAYER, Carl L. Procedural Pain Management for Children Receiving Physiotherapy. Physiother Can, 2010, 62, p. 327–337
RIVA Giuseppe. Transforming experience: The Potential of Augmented Reality and virtual Reality for enhancing Personal and Clinical Change. Front Psychiatry, 30 Septembre 2016, 7, p. 164