Areas of Specialization in ResearchPain Distraction
VRMC expects to be the first to market with an FDA-cleared medical device using virtual reality (VR) pain management software. Brain imaging shows that being distracted has a real effect in decreasing the intensity of pain signals in the brain. Virtual reality is a more immersive experience than other forms of distraction, and preliminary research indicates that VR actually changes how the brain physically registers pain, not just people’s perception of the incoming signals. Under U.S. government R&D contracts, VRMC has designed and tested its device, showing that VRMC products reduce pain by 75%.