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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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‘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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