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Seeking recommended programs and equipment for VR in hospital setting

STPHRehabSTPHRehab Posts: 1
NerveGear
We are a community hospital venturing into the use of VR for our patients of various diagnoses, ie pain management, stroke, etc. Seeking input on use of Oculus Quest and software selections to get the program up and running. Welcoming any advise, insights, suggestions.  Thanks! 
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,744 Valuable Player
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    You only need to set it up once as far as I'm aware so any phone will do.

    There's a video on YouTube somewhere showing VR being used in a kid's ward and the kids noticed better pain management whilst in VR.

    I would have thought that the Quest would be your best bet, using the Touch controllers might be helpful for some people recovering from strokes if they need to work on gripping, thumbs up signs and pointing as well as moving their hands in 3D space.

    Just don't put them in Dreadhalls whatever you do lol :D :D :D
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  • ZenitharieZenitharie Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Oculus Quest is a wonderful idea for a hospital setting. If what you are talking about is certain programs that pertain to patients there isn't anything for helping patients. But there are lots of great games that you can play on the Oculus store. You wouldn't need any software other than a phone to set it. It might be a good idea to buy a phone that is only for the quest rather than using one of the nurse's phones. That way if the doctor or nurse isn't there then you wouldn't need their phone to set it up.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,083
    Wintermute
    I think an Oculus Go would be best to start out with.  Much less expensive and the single controller can be used in either hand.

    I spent almost a month in a hospital last year and having my Go was a real lifesaver.  It also was a real nurse magnet but unfortunately mainly only male nurses, lol!
    Alienware 17r4 Laptop with i7-7700hq 2.8/3.6, 32 gb ram, gtx1060 w/6gb ram, 256gb ssd, 1tb hdd, Oculus Rift w/2x sensors.  Now using an Alienware Graphics Amplifier (AGA) with Zotac gtx1080ti Blower and Asus vg248qe 144hz external monitor.  All works great!
  • ritiisritiis Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Oculus Quest is a wonderful idea for a hospital setting. If what you are talking about is certain programs that pertain to patients there isn't anything for helping patients. 
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