DeepStream VR offers virtual reality solutions specially tailored for applications in healthcare, delivering VR experiences that improve patients' physical and mental health and relieve pain.
DeepStream VR, a company specializing in creating virtual worlds that help ease pain, offers immersive VR experiences that improve patients’ quality of life. The Cool! app, the company’s first application for pain relief, is based on the results of years of clinical studies and research, and uses VR to tap into the brain’s natural ability to help the body prevail over pain and physical challenges.
Evidence indicates that virtual reality can have a therapeutic effect for people suffering from chronic pain. For this reason, researchers have been looking into the possibilities of using VR for pain management for more than a decade. The results have shown that virtual worlds can indeed help build resilience and significantly relieve pain and stress.
Cool! uses biofeedback and offers game play to help improve patients’ resilience and mindfulness while immersing them in a fun, relaxing virtual environment. It allows them to determine the direction and speed at which they move through virtual worlds, as well as how long they interact with them. The biosensors control the intensity of the virtual experience to allow patients to get maximum benefits.
A recent study conducted by Pain Consultants of East Tennessee in Knoxville showed that the application can achieve outstanding results with neuropathic pain patients. The patients in the study reported pain reductions of 60 to 70% during the treatment and 30 to 50% immediately after the treatment, with effects lasting up to 48 hours. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that Cool! is currently used in hospitals to help patients manage pain without drugs.
DeepStream VR draws on more than 20 years of experience and pioneering work in virtual reality for healthcare. The company's VR team brings together experts in a wide range of fields, including game development, human perception, immersive VR for therapy, artificial intelligence games and applications, augmented reality surgery training, and mobile apps. The company also collaborates with a number of advisors and researchers specializing in different areas of healthcare and is currently developing new digital solutions to boost users’ physical performance and mental wellbeing.
DeepStream VR recently gave the cast of the off-Broadway play Ugly Lies the Bone an opportunity to try the VR experience with the Cool! app. The play was inspired by Lt. Samuel Brown, who used VR to escape pain and recover from severe injuries he had sustained after hitting an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. Watch the video below to hear about the cast’s experiences.