Mole Valley District VR Technology
Mole Valley District follows Horsham District Council’s footsteps in using VR technology therapy for residents with long-term medical conditions.
16:55 28 January 2019
Horsham District Council’s (HDC) success in using an innovative virtual reality technology therapy for residents with long-term medical conditions has inspired Mole Valley District to follow suit. The technology, which also benefits people with dementia, was first used by HDC in 2017.
The VR experience, which also helps other people suffering from long-term pain and stress, provides a range of relaxing and nostalgic 3D scenes, ranging from scuba-diving to safaris. Patients who have used the technology have been reported to sleep better, be happier and calmer for long periods of time, in less pain and have improved communication during and after their experience.
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Tricia Youtan, said: “The feedback we have received from residents receiving our virtual reality therapy service has been very positive.
“I am really pleased Mole Valley District Council are now set to launch a similar service for their residents, and that we have been able to help them by sharing our knowledge and experience of this technology based therapy.
“It now means that so many more people can enjoy the considerable benefits it has to offer.”
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