Virtual reality is latest tool in health care
Paisley MSP George Adam has place in healthcare. encouraged the use of virtual reality “This is one of the simplest examples technology in health care, writes Local of this, but the virtual reality technology Democracy Reporter Jack Thomson. is far from simple.
The medium is being used as a form of “The benefits of this can only expand. therapy for people with complex “In this age when we experience and neurological conditions. are aware of stories about the down side
Charity Sue Ryder has been using the of new technology, we should recognise technology at one of its care centres to the almost unlimited potential that can help patients living with Huntington’s and will be discovered for the benefit of all.”disease,multiplesclerosisandacquired brain injuries. Pamela Mackenzie, director of
Mr Adam said:“New technology has a neurological care and Scotland at Sue Ryder, added:“Early evidence from the team at Sue Ryder Dee View Court shows that use of virtual reality by people with neurological conditions is helping to lower blood pressure and pain levels as well as boosting mood and wellbeing.
“As we eagerly await the Scottish Government’s National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions, it seems timely to share with others the innovative technology we are using with our service users to improve their quality of life.”
Impressed George Adam MSP tries out the charity’s VR videos