Virtual reality provides welcome distraction

| 15 Feb 2018

Virtual reality is being used to help minimise the pain and discomfort experienced by aged care recipients during painful procedures, such as wound dressing. By providing a calming visual distraction – such as an underwater scene – virtual reality is also helping to reduce patient movement during procedures.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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