Virtual reality technology messes with your perception of time

Virtual Reality technology - Person playing VR Game

New research shows that a VR user’s sense of time is affected while playing games in this format. Research conducted by UC Santa Cruz researchers has determined that virtual reality technology users suffer a notably larger distortion to their perception of time than users of traditional screens. The concept behind the study was raised by then cognitive science undergraduate Grayson Mullen. Mullen experienced the distortion himself while using virtual reality technology and it caught his interest. Though he already knew that existing research showed that video games can cause players…

Read More

Virtual reality for pain can be helpful in inpatient settings

Virtual reality for pain - doctor wearing VR headset

A recent review of VR studies shows that the technology offers substantial painkilling benefits. A recent meta analysis of studies examining virtual reality for pain has shown that VR can be helpful in painkilling. This was the case in 12 of the 18 studies that were examined in the analysis. The review focused on VR technology when used in inpatient settings for help in acute pain relief. The review of studies determined that virtual reality for pain that was acute and in which the treatment was combined with late sedation…

Read More