As a parent, there's no task more daunting than taking your kid to the doctor for a vaccination. The crying, the screaming, the tantrums, it's all emotionally exhausting. However, doctors believe VR might holds the key to making it a more bearable experience.
But one pediatrician believes distracting the poor kids can go beyond simply catching them unawares. He believes an immersive simulation could instead make the entire process much easier.
"That's when the lightbulb went off in my head" Rudnick said. " It got me thinking whether this outcome was just a one-time incident or whether it would work again."
According to questionnaire answers from both the children and their parents, the actual pain and fear experienced in comparison to their anticipated feelings were reduced by 94.1 percent on average. Basically, though the kids were fearful of the imminent pain when coming into the doctor's office, they actually barely felt anything while the injection was being administered.
It's also a really easy to implement this tactic. There are plenty of existing smartphone VR apps, many of which are free, and VR headsets for phones can be bought for as little as a few hundred rupees. A small price to pay to avoid the heart-wrenching wails of your child in terror of a needle.