Clinical Research

The use of virtual reality (VR) has been researched, tested, and proven effective in various areas of healthcare. Our library of published studies and independent scholarly articles support the use of VR in various medical use cases.

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  • Neurological
  • Pain Management
  • Psychological
  • Rehabilitation
  • Mar 2017 – JMIR Ment Health

    Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: Results of a Controlled Trial

  • Aug 2017 – J Phys Ther Sci.

    The effect of virtual reality program on the cognitive function and balance of the people with mild cognitive impairment

  • May 2019 – Brain

    Differentiation of mild cognitive impairment using an entorhinal cortex-based test of virtual reality navigation

  • Jan 2012 – Pain Manag

    Virtual reality and pain management: current trends and future directions

  • Jan 2012 – Pain Manag

    Virtual reality and pain management: current trends and future directions

  • May 2018 – Neuropsychological Rehab

    Use of immersive virtual reality to assess episodic memory: A validation study in older adults

  • Jun 2018 – Curr Pain Headache Rep

    Virtual Reality as a Clinical Tool for Pain Management (Abstract Only)

  • Jun 2014 – Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw.

    Virtual Reality as a Distraction Technique in Chronic Pain Patients

  • Jun 2018 – npj Digital Medicine¬†

    Economic analysis of implementing virtual reality therapy for pain among hospitalized patients

  • Aug 2019 – PLoS ONE

    Virtual reality for management of pain in hospitalized patients: A randomized comparative effectiveness trial

  • Aug 2018 – NIH

    Clinical Trial: Virtual Reality in the Operating Room: Using Immersive Relaxation as an Adjunct to Anesthesia

  • Sep 2017 – J Vis Exp.

    Using Virtual Reality to Transfer Motor Skill Knowledge from One Hand to Another

  • Feb 2017 – Innov Clin Neurosci.

    Virtual Reality and Medical Inpatients: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials

  • Sep 2014 – Phys Ther.

    Emergence of Virtual Reality as a Tool for Upper Limb Rehabilitation: Incorporation of Motor Control and Motor Learning Principles

  • Dec 2016 – PLoS ONE

    The Impact of Virtual Reality on Chronic Pain

  • Feb 2021 – J Med Internet Res

    An 8-Week Self-Administered At-Home Behavioral Skills-Based Virtual Reality Program for Chronic Low Back Pain: Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Conducted During COVID-19

  • Mar 2020 – Physiotherapy

    Comparison of virtual reality rehabilitation and conventional rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled trial

  • May 2021 – Phys Ther. Reviews

    Exploring the effectiveness of immersive Virtual Reality interventions in the management of musculoskeletal pain: a state-of-the-art review

  • Oct 2019 – Phys Ther.

    Is Virtual Reality Effective in Orthopedic Rehabilitation? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Oct 2019 – J Neuroeng Rehabil

    Effects of virtual reality-based planar motion exercises on upper extremity function, range of motion, and health-related quality of life: a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized, controlled pilot study

  • Dec 2020 – Pain Manag Nurs

    Virtual Reality Technology for Pain and Anxiety Management among Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review

  • May 2019 – J Palliative Med

    A Novel Palliative Care Approach Using Virtual Reality for Improving Various Symptoms of Terminal Cancer Patients: A Preliminary Prospective, Multicenter Study

  • Sep 2018 – Palliative & Supportive Care

    Virtual reality as a distraction technique for pain and anxiety among patients with breast cancer: A randomized control trial

  • Oct 2020 – Intl J Surg

    Effects of virtual reality on relieving postoperative pain in surgical patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Mar 2021 – J Palliative Med

    Feasibility of Delivering an Avatar-Facilitated Life Review Intervention for Patients with Cancer

  • Jul 2019 – J Pain and Symptom Mgmt

    The Efficacy of Virtual Reality for Persistent Cancer Pain: A Call for Research

  • Jan 2019 – Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw.

    Neuroscience of Virtual Reality: From Virtual Exposure to Embodied Medicine

  • Oct 2017 – Games for Health

    Emerging Utility of Virtual Reality as a Multidisciplinary Tool in Clinical Medicine

  • Jan 2018 – Pain Med.

    Innovative Technology Using Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Pain: Does It Reduce Pain via Distraction, or Is There More to It?

  • Apr 2020 – J Neuroeng Rehabil

    Virtual reality distraction induces hypoalgesia in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

  • Jul 2020 – Int J Environ Res Public Health

    Psychological and Physiological Responses in Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder: The Use of Acute Exercise and Virtual Reality Environment

  • Jun 2020 – BMC Geriatr

    Technologically-enhanced psychological interventions for older adults: a scoping review

  • Jul 2019 – J Pain Res

    Virtual reality as an analgesic for acute and chronic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Oct 2020 – BMC Anesthesiol

    The use of pre-operative virtual reality to reduce anxiety in women undergoing gynecological surgeries: a prospective cohort study

  • Sep 2020 – J Clin Med

    Use of Virtual Reality for the Management of Anxiety and Pain in Dental Treatments: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Sep 2020 – Am J Transl Res.

    The use of virtual reality for Peri-procedural pain and anxiety at an outpatient spine clinic injection visit: an exploratory controlled randomized trial

  • Jun 2014 – Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw

    Virtual reality as a distraction technique in chronic pain patients

  • Jun 2014 – Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw

    Differential effects of two virtual reality interventions: distraction versus pain control

  • Feb 2013 – J Healthc Eng.

    Effects of Video-Game Based Therapy on Balance, Postural Control, Functionality, and Quality of Life of Patients with Subacute Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Apr 2019 – Medicina (Kaunas)

    Influence of New Technologies on Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Comparison of Armeo Spring to the Kinect System

  • Sep 2012 – Eur J Phys Rehabil Med

    Cochrane review: virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

  • May 2011 – Stroke

    Virtual reality in stroke rehabilitation: a meta-analysis and implications for clinicians