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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 (VR) to enhance mindfulness practice for those with chronic pain conditions through immersive 3D audio-visual experiences.

Individual decision-making about the use of VR to enhance mindfulness practice may be beneficial for those who identify as having chronic pain conditions and wish to self-manage at home. The VRinMind project has drawn on a review of the literature regarding VR, mindfulness and pain management to identify common threads in the benefits and limitations of utilising immersive VR for managing pain. Patterns are being used to craft co-design workshops where mindfulness practitioners and people who identified with chronic pain explore the experience of mindfulness in VR environments.



1 reply to “VRinMind”

  1. Saad ahmed says:

    Wow great working doing VR mind!! it’s actually good use VR for managing chronic pains. VR is really helpful in visualizing many things Virtual Visual Field

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