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‘Medical VR and virtually swimming with Wild Dolphins’ — The Wall Street Journal

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We are delighted to share this article published in the Wall Street Journal on the exciting possibilities of Virtual Reality within healthcare. And of course we’re proud that the VR experience of the Dolphin Swim Club is featured With a short VRdemo online all readers get to meet the wild dolphins! As well as a video of a young patient experiencing dolphin magic to help ease the pain.

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Featured in the NRC, a leading Dutch newspaper: Swimming with dolphins in the hospital to relieve pain

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VR nowadays gets used more often for medical purposes. An example of one of these uses is to relieve pain. Due to the immersive power of virtual reality, patients may experience less pain. This may cause less use of medication and thus improve patient well-being. And of course, a drug-free medicine has no environmental impact! Which is great news for our Wild Dolphin friends. We are excited that NRC once again mentioned us in this article about the use of VR in the medical world.

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Pioneers Use of VR for Patient Care, Education and Experience

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We are very pleased to share this update as the Dolphin Swim Club 360°VR movie is used in this particular pilot study.  Lauren Schneider, PsyD, clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, is exploring the impact of VR therapy in a study called: Project Brave Heart . A Wonderful project and great to see this research getting shared by multiple platforms. The full articles can be seen on the links below.

Stanford Children's Health Business Wire Virtual Reality Magazine

 

‘Virtual swimming with dolphins is more than a game’ — by NRC | a Dutch newspaper

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Recently, the psychiatric patients admitted in the University Medical Hospital in Groningen (UMCG) are able to swim with wild dolphins. The footage of the Dolphin Swim Club is used in the treatment of depression, psychosis and anxiety disorders. Psychiatrist Wim Veling: ‘Patients with psychological problems often have difficulties to relax’. Stress enhances a lot of these psychological problems. This VR experience helps to reduce stress by immersing patients in a serene underwater environment surrounded by dolphins. (language Dutch)

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‘University Medical Centre Groningen starts with virtual swimming with Wild Dolphins’ — Omrop Fryslân | Frisian television

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Swimming with wild dolphins in VR as a therapy for patients with for example autism or depression. The idea comes from the artist Marijke Sjollema from Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The filming of the wild dolphins took place in Egypt. University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) embraced the project immediately. The hospital starts with a study of the effects of this new drug free medicine. (language: Frisian & Dutch)

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Belangstelling UMCG foar virtual reality-projekt Ljouwerter

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It sikehûs UMCG yn Grins toant belangstelling foar it virtual reality projekt fan de Ljouwerter keunster Marijke Sjollema. Sy hat in programma ûntwikkele, wêrtroch’t it mooglik is om firtueel mei dolfinen te swimmen. It keunstprojekt hat ek in wittenskiplike ynslach. It swimmen mei dolfinen soe nammentlik brûkt wurde kinne as foarm fan terapy, benammen by autisme en depresje. Troch it programma fan Sjollema, liket it oft swimme de pasjinten mei de dolfinen en dat moat in posityf effekt opsmite by de behanneling.

It UMGC sil de kommende twa jier ûndersyk dwaan nei de wurking fan it programma.

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UMCG helpt bij virtueel zwemmen met wilde dolfijnen – Fryslân1 | by Karin de Mik

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Zwemmen met wilde dolfijnen. Bij veel mensen staat het bovenaan het verlanglijstje. Met een in Friesland ontwikkelde virtual reality bril kan iedereen dat nu. Bovendien helpt het wetenschappelijk onderzoek te bekostigen.  

Overal zie je tuimelende dolfijnen voor je ogen verschijnen. Je draait je hoofd naar boven en beneden, naar links en rechts. En dolfijnen schieten voorbij. Het kan dankzij een recent ontwikkelde speciale virtual realitybril.

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Een dolfijn als huisdier?

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Dat is toch bizar en dieronvriendelijk? Niets is minder waar. Het kan vanaf vandaag en het zou weleens een nieuw medicijn kunnen worden.

Het is koud. Grijs. Maar de bestemming is prachtig. Ik ben net geland op de luchthaven van Kopenhagen en heb nog een lange reis voor de boeg. De trein tuft me dwars door Zweden, richting het eiland Öland. Zou dat Zweeds voor eiland zijn? Of heb ik niet goed op de kaart gekeken en heeft het eiland een andere naam? Het is de plek waar Benno en Marijke wonen. Afgelegener kun je bijna niet wonen. Op zulke desolate plekken wonen bijzondere mensen met bijzondere ideeën.

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