This VR game puts children’s minds at ease when getting a shot

Remember going to the doctor’s office when you were a child? There was nothing worse than getting a shot, and you would do everything in your power to avoid getting one.

It always seemed like the worst part of the shot was not the needle prick itself, but the fear, stress, and anxiety leading up to it.

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Thanks to VR Vaccine, a technology designed by Hermes Pardini Laboratores, Ogilvy Brazil, and Lobo, there exists a clever solution to easing children’s minds when they are receiving a shot.

VR Vaccine fully immerses the young patients into a fantasy world in which they are a hero. In the VR world, the vaccine shot becomes a shield that allows them to defend their fantasy realm against an enemy invasion.

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As the storyline develops, the nurse watches on a second screen to time the preparation and the shot up exactly with the game.

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With the help of the game’s engaging storyline and a stimulating environment, they completely forget about the shot as their crying, pleading, and screaming gives way to excitement and wonderment.

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Setting the “game” up could not be easier, as it only requires a smartphone and VR headset. This ingenious solution could not be simpler to implement in doctor’s offices and hospitals all around the globe.

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VR can be implemented in countless ways, but VR Vaccine is an especially creative solution that will put many youngsters’ minds at ease during their yearly checkup.

I only wish that this technology was around when I was this age…

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