19.11.19

Pilot program uses VR as an alternative to general anaesthetic for children's procedures

VR healthcare

A pilot program using VR headsets to distract children during hospital operations has been launched by Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation as an alternative to using general anaesthetic.

'Starlight Xperience' runs on the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream, Google's VR platform, and is designed to entertain hospitalised children across the US through stimulating immersive experiences that transport children from the hospital through virtual reality.

Delivered to Starlight's network of 800+ pediatric partners through its 360-degree program distribution platform, Starlight Xperience offers equipment and content geared toward entertainment and distraction for children.