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I just came out of Hospital (Again)

Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,284 Valuable Player
edited May 2018 in Oculus Go
Without going into too many details I just got discharged from A&E and whilst I was waiting in recovery and when the Docs were doing their thing. I wondered about the Oculus GO. I was  tempted to get my missus to bring mine but luckily I didn't have to wait long. That said, in this scenario having a GO would have been fantastic as I waited in the room there was a lot of disturbing noises coming from other rooms. It would have been nice to just shut that all out without having to disturb other patients in the process. Perhaps this is something that could be introduced on the Wards, where rather than a communal TV set, each bed has a GO for people to use (obviously with wipe-able aftermarket face foam and somehow attached to the bed/wall to prevent being stolen). Perhaps this could aid some people in recovery or better yet, take their minds off what the DOCs are doing. It might also come in handy when you have a number of unwanted visitors, you could just shut them out. :D




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  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 1,918 Valuable Player
    Yes Oculus Go would be great for local anesthesia patients to take their minds away and reduce worry

    Also for @Snowdog for when i am running him over, he can still enjoy his daily fix ;)



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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    edited May 2018
    I hope everything is okay Shadow, but I agree, VR in therapy needs to happen more often. I am taking mine on a plane in a few weeks (long haul flight) and I am excited for full immersion, combined with my Bose QC35 noise cancelling headphones I should be completely cut off from everything around me. I am interested to see how this will help with my flying anxiety. 
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,328 Valuable Player
    I've been using VR for this type of thing as well lately, especially with the arrival of GO; so well played, Shadow.

    Ever since I became a Dad, I pretty much stopped all forms of fitness. Maybe 2-3 times a month I will run a mile or so, just to make sure I don't lapse too far behind (and to keep the belly in check). In very recent months, however, I've been able to slowly change that. Especially now that my little one is getting older and actually enjoys exercise too.

    The end-result though, is that I end up with some serious body aches after even the mildest of a workout. All I gotta do though is throw on the Rift or GO, and I can spend a solid hour or 2 in VR without actively feeling that pain.

    It's pretty badass.
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  • CowboyRogCowboyRog Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    I have a couple medical issues that can cause some serious pain. The GO helps reduce the pain and even mask it from my brain. Not a cure, I just feel a little more comfortable. Try it you will be surprised.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    CowboyRog said:
    I have a couple medical issues that can cause some serious pain. The GO helps reduce the pain and even mask it from my brain. Not a cure, I just feel a little more comfortable. Try it you will be surprised.
    I used my rift to destress and kind of meditate, but the cables and the fact you cant be on the bed limited that. Now with the GO I am finding myself really using it a lot more often for relaxation. 
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,713 Valuable Player
    Hope you recover soon mate but yeah I agree VR could be brilliant for people who either can't get out or need help healing. VR has been proven to help recovery from PTSD too
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  • FailrunnerFailrunner Posts: 162
    Art3mis
    I have trouble sleeping but playing a fishing game before bed helps me sleep. 
  • geebee666geebee666 Posts: 201
    Nexus 6
    Yeah Bait is so relaxing great for destressing, I hope some devs will make more fishing Games for Go.
  • thlong399thlong399 Posts: 18
    NerveGear
    There's a problem: motion sickness. I felt terrible when I just got the rift.
  • FieldOfVisionFieldOfVision Posts: 201 Oculus Start Member
    edited May 2018
    @Shadowmask72
    Interesting, I'm working with a company called Applied VR who do exactly that. https://appliedvr.io/
    Amongst other things.

    The idea is that VR can help in all sorts of ways in healthcare, including reducing pain rather than taking anesthetics as well as having a nicer scene to look at than the sterile rooms. The results so far have been incredible.

    Check out our latest VR exclusive games from www.FieldOf.Vision
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    @Shadowmask72
    Interesting, I'm working with a company called Applied VR who do exactly that. https://appliedvr.io/
    Amongst other things.

    The idea is that VR can help in all sorts of ways in healthcare, including reducing pain rather than taking anesthetics as well as having a nicer scene to look at than the sterile rooms. The results so far have been incredible.
    Just had a look at the site, fantastic stuff, I find guided meditation stuff in VR to be very therapeutic for work stress also.
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  • keith.scholeskeith.scholes Posts: 4
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    If you are in the UK good luck getting the NHS to pay for patient VR :D Having said that, it would be a great idea provided that it was headphones only.  The last time I was in hospital There was an individual patient TV available if you paid for it using a mini TV mounted on an arm, there was also limited internet via the same screen.  The problem was the TV just played so you could hear anybody else using the service as well, so very disruptive.  I also wonder how available WiFi is in hospitals as well, I can see bandwidth problems if a lot of people wanted to use VR.
  • FieldOfVisionFieldOfVision Posts: 201 Oculus Start Member
    @Shadowmask72
    Interesting, I'm working with a company called Applied VR who do exactly that. https://appliedvr.io/
    Amongst other things.

    The idea is that VR can help in all sorts of ways in healthcare, including reducing pain rather than taking anesthetics as well as having a nicer scene to look at than the sterile rooms. The results so far have been incredible.
    Just had a look at the site, fantastic stuff, I find guided meditation stuff in VR to be very therapeutic for work stress also.
    Absolutely! Meditation is great in VR for all sorts of real world related issues. Another company I work with Limbix: https://www.limbix.com/
    They do similar things, including meditation for therapeutic purposes as well as for helping patients through more severe disabilities.

    Check out our latest VR exclusive games from www.FieldOf.Vision
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    @Shadowmask72
    Interesting, I'm working with a company called Applied VR who do exactly that. https://appliedvr.io/
    Amongst other things.

    The idea is that VR can help in all sorts of ways in healthcare, including reducing pain rather than taking anesthetics as well as having a nicer scene to look at than the sterile rooms. The results so far have been incredible.
    Just had a look at the site, fantastic stuff, I find guided meditation stuff in VR to be very therapeutic for work stress also.
    Absolutely! Meditation is great in VR for all sorts of real world related issues. Another company I work with Limbix: https://www.limbix.com/
    They do similar things, including meditation for therapeutic purposes as well as for helping patients through more severe disabilities.

    I actually believe workplaces could adopt a policy of "VR Time" .. if a person experiences stress they can go jump into a bit of VR to relax on a beach or go to space. UK has a really high rate of work-related stress and depression and more and more people are going to GP's for medication. I think VR in the workplace as a de-stress tool could be super beneficial for both employees and employers.
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  • CowboyRogCowboyRog Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Not to make light of the STRESS of work but in realtive terms I wonder what the Londoners used during the BLITZ. NOW that was stressful.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,488 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018

    Hope it was nothing too serious @Shadowmask72


    The last time I was in A&E was taking a friend who'd suspected she'd fractured her ankle, around 11:00 on a Saturday night and the wait to have a doctor look at it... then a wait to have the x-ray was horrendous, something like 4 hours in total.

    I'd have definitely benefited from some VR escapism, but having said that, probably best not to look like I'm enjoying myself too much when I'm trying to look sympathetic.

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  • FieldOfVisionFieldOfVision Posts: 201 Oculus Start Member
    @Shadowmask72
    Interesting, I'm working with a company called Applied VR who do exactly that. https://appliedvr.io/
    Amongst other things.

    The idea is that VR can help in all sorts of ways in healthcare, including reducing pain rather than taking anesthetics as well as having a nicer scene to look at than the sterile rooms. The results so far have been incredible.
    Just had a look at the site, fantastic stuff, I find guided meditation stuff in VR to be very therapeutic for work stress also.
    Absolutely! Meditation is great in VR for all sorts of real world related issues. Another company I work with Limbix: https://www.limbix.com/
    They do similar things, including meditation for therapeutic purposes as well as for helping patients through more severe disabilities.

    I actually believe workplaces could adopt a policy of "VR Time" .. if a person experiences stress they can go jump into a bit of VR to relax on a beach or go to space. UK has a really high rate of work-related stress and depression and more and more people are going to GP's for medication. I think VR in the workplace as a de-stress tool could be super beneficial for both employees and employers.
    I agree. Kind of like this Pause Pod idea:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/egoistemondiale/pause-pod-your-private-pop-up-space-for-relaxation
    VR has such great relaxing applications to decompress. Especially if you are given a selection of relaxing experiences, so that you can tailor your experience to what you need at that moment in time.  

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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,284 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    Hanging in here, back in again on Friday. Hopefully, will be back to normal then. Fieldofvision that is exactly the kind of thing I was suggesting. Cool that it's being tested/used already (even if that's with the GEAR VR) time to switch to the GO.


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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,634 Valuable Player
    Oh holy jesus i just read about the charging-on-the-go in the General thread which linked to the main "charging while using" with all the warnings in this section then saw "i just came out of hospital" - i thought the worst had happened


  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,284 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    Oculus GO has been a godsend in hospital.

    Discharged!!!






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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,488 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    I'm never comfortable hearing the words hospital and discharge in the same thread
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,328 Valuable Player
    edited May 2018
    When Shadowmask72 says 'discharge' while wearing an HMD, a kitten is born.



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