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Month: November 2019

The VRinMind team had a wonderful new addition recently when Dr Alison Mayne (@knittyphd) joined the project in November 2019 as a Research Fellow. Alison completed her PhD at Sheffield Hallam University exploring craft and wellbeing on social media. She brings a strong qualitative research background to the VRinMind study with a unique grounding in […]

VRinMind is being led by Dr Siobhán O’Connor from the School of Health in Social Science and Beverley Hood from Edinburgh College of Art. The interdisciplinary research project was funded by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Challenge Fund. It is currently ongoing and is due to be completed in April 2020.

VRinMind is developing a virtual reality based mindfulness application to help people manage chronic pain. 60 million people suffer from chronic pain worldwide. Managing pain can be helped by practicing mindfulness, a self-directed at-home practice that uses gentle exercises and relaxation techniques. University of Edinburgh researchers are working on VRinMind, a project employing virtual reality […]


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