Specially designed virtual reality game for children who are afraid of needles

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The Paediatric Pain Knowledge Centre at Rigshospitalet and the virtual reality (VR) company Khora have developed a specially designed VR game that can help c sit still, for example while blood samples are being taking, and distract them from the needle and the pain. 

The new VR game was designed specifically for hospital situations feared by all children – and their parents: blood samples, removal of plasters or insertion of an ear tube or an IV line.

Virtual Reality has already been tested and introduced as a method to distract children and young people in hospital, for example during quarantine or in connection with burns treatment. However, many of the games downloaded from the internet are not suitable for hospital situations in which children need to sit still, as Søren Walther Larsen from the Paediatric Pain Knowledge Centre explained. Søren Walther Larsen is the facilitator of the project for Rigshospitalet.

The new VR game was designed specifically for hospital situations feared by all children – and their parents: blood samples, removal of plasters or insertion of an ear tube or an IV line.

Virtual Reality has already been tested and introduced as a method to distract children and young people in hospital, for example during quarantine or in connection with burns treatment. However, many of the games downloaded from the internet are not suitable for hospital situations in which children need to sit still, as Søren Walther Larsen from the Paediatric Pain Knowledge Centre explained. Søren Walther Larsen is the facilitator of the project for Rigshospitalet.

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