Software as a Solace: Improving Lives with VR
From making our work days more efficient, to making it easier to communicate seamlessly with our friends and family, software has revolutionized our world. Here at Guided VR, we believe…
First responders deal with immense daily stress. Due to this constant exposure to life’s most extreme situations causes exponentially larger cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, panic disorder, and other operational stress injuries than within the general population.
Could you do more to support your first responders? With Guided VR, every patrol car or ambulance can become the gateway to a short virtual escape. VR for first responders can even walk professionals through breathing and mindfulness exercises.
As of 2017, only 3-5% of departments 3 offer counseling or time off to those in need. Yet, even if support was available, some first responders may be hesitant to seek such help due to personal or societal expectations.
Guided VR leverages research on distraction, mindfulness, and environmental psychology to provide an evidence-informed stress and anxiety solution. Consequently, Guided VR isn’t a replacement for therapy, but it can provide an immediate and immersive technology option, which also happens to be portable, easy to use, and cost-effective.
We need to do more to help those who help us. The status quo isn’t enough. Commit to trying something new.
Allow first responders to proactively engage with immersive anti-anxiety programs.
Over 20 hours of guided breathing and mindfulness experiences, within 100+ lush environments.
Quickly transport this wireless headset from station to patrol car, ambulance, or fire engine.
Pioneer virtual reality wellness offerings in your county or department.
Cutting-edge tech to provide comfort in your team’s most stressful days.
Pamper employees with unique relaxation series aligned to common business pains.
Shown to reduce impulsive decisions, for a calmer and clearer perspective.
20+ hours of content for anxiety, mindfulness, relaxation, zen, and more.
* Independent study by Psychology Researcher Michal Sedlak.
When people use it, for the most part, it reduces their pain quite considerably, so within in the course of five minutes the pain will drop from about five-and-a-half points to four points on a ten-point scale. That's pretty dramatic for not using any narcotics, no medications, no medical intervention, just the experience of being transported away from where you physically are.Dr. Brennan SpiegelDirector of Cedars-Sinai Health Services Research
AR/VR can help with stress relief and pain reduction, transporting a patient to a remote oasis or allowing a patient to play a game while hospitalized or undergoing treatments. Studies have shown that using VR for hospitalized patients is more effective than past tactics to help distract patients from their pain.Kristina RedgraveFuse, Cardinal Health
We are finding that the ability to distract these patients with fully immersive, fun and relaxing sensory environments can have a significant impact on the anxiety and pain that they experience during minor procedures, dressing changes and other medical treatments.Dr. Sam RodriguezCHARIOT Program Founder
It's no secret that everyone complains about going to the dentist. This [virtual reality device] is a way to distract people and use the power of mind instead of pharmaceuticals.Dr. Mark OlsonMark Olson DDS
Patients absolutely undergo a high amount of anxiety and stress, and distractions have been shown to help … like listening to music or having the TV on. Unlike TV and music, it's more immersive and it does literally block out any other visual stimuli. It would not surprise me at all if many individuals did experience a reduction in anxiety in this type of distraction.Edmond HewlettProfessor at the UCLA School of Dentistry