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Virtual reality programs help alleviate disability, assist therapy

 
Virtual reality has been all the rage during the last couple of years... but it isn't limited to just video games.
 
Developers in Korea have now used the technology to help a visually impaired piano player to read music and young patients to alleviate their anxiety before undergoing surgery.
 
Park Se-young reports.
 
A pianist, suffering from poor vision, puts on a virtual reality device.
Thanks to a VR app designed for the visually impaired, he can play the piano while reading the sheet music.
"Since I read music with my peripheral vision, I can only see one note at a time. This device allowed me to practice with the right posture, which made me less tired, and I can see the score pretty clearly."
 
virtualreality in hospitals
 
"This is the operating theater. The doctor and nurses have been waiting for us. Welcome "
Instead of an ordinary consultation before a surgery, Pororo the penguin gives the children a virtual tour of the operating theater.
 
The tour helps alleviate anxiety before the operation, and increases compliance when anesthetizing children.
"Of the 35 children given the VR tour, 28 didn't show signs of anxiety or feel strange about being put under anesthesia."
 
Virtual reality has been used for psychotherapy and for practicing surgical procedures for many years.
The global VR market, valued at around two billion U.S. dollars in 2016, is expected to reach around 27 billion dollars by 2022.

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