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For AHN cancer patients, virtual reality providing escape during treatments

This article is originally published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and features a quote from Dr. Stanley about the positive effects VR technology has on AHN cancer patients looking for an escape.



"This is exactly what the headsets are designed to do, according to Dr. Gerry Stanley, the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Harvard MedTech. Dr. Stanley said the company has been developing and modifying the technology since it was founded three years ago.


He said the glasses are part of a pain relief program that includes virtual reality therapy and behavioral health care. Clinicians work alongside patients to help fully transport them into their chosen location. Patients have 47 options. They can meditate or play games, among other experiences. The program is designed to help relieve pain, depression and anxiety." Click here to read the full article

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