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Virtual Reality Offers A Last Walk In The Sun For Sick Grandmother

by Wochit 0:44 mins

Virtual Reality Offers A Last Walk In The Sun For Sick Grandmother

by Wochit 0:44 mins

Most of us think of virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming. But this sad yet inspiring story of an ailing grandmother's last days puts a powerful new spin on the technology. An artist in the gaming industry, Priscilla Firstenberg, had the idea that the Oculus Rift VR headset might provide a welcome escape for her terminally ill grandmother, Roberta. The possibilities for virtual reality as therapy are widely recognized by tech-savvy psychologists and therapists; older VR systems have been used to expose phobic patients to the things they fear, such as spiders or high places.

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