Oculus Rift takes sick kids beyond the hospital – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital


I’m gonna put headphones on you and if you feel woozy or anything just let me know. I’ll be right here, and I can take them off whenever you want. Just let me know. (Child exclaims loudly) Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Whoa! I’m on top of the world! It just feels like you’re on a ride. You wanna stop? No! That is so cool! Palliative care was asking “What would get you up and out of your room?” This does. It was like so so realistic. It felt so real you could look everywhere and there was stuff all around you. You felt like you were touching it and it felt like being on a real roller coaster. Have you ever been on a roller coaster before, no? Did you ever is that the fastest you felt like you’ve ever gone? Yeah. And I won’t get on one. I won’t get on one. I have lived vicariously now.

25 thoughts on “Oculus Rift takes sick kids beyond the hospital – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

  1. Man This is awesome! I want to do this for sick kids in my community! VR has the power to enhance these childrens lives in so many positive ways! Thanks for posting this █-)

  2. Awww, that just made me all happy! My Gear VR has helped me a lot while I've been battling illness too! I just wish they could improve the run time before it overheats.

  3. this is why VR has a future and will not fade like 3D TVs. 3D is just a gimmick, VR's applications on the other hand are limited only by our imagination

  4. Hey guys! Really love the project. Say… Do you have an initiative to take your hardware abroad? It would be great to show the possibilities of your treatment all over the world! I say treatment because giving something but a glimpse of great experience means a lot to a LOT of patients all over the world!

  5. We are so thrilled to see our software NoLimits 2 Coaster Simulator helping kids in a beautiful way!

  6. "I have lived vicariously through that". That last line still gets me. Powerful testimony for the potential of VR.

  7. Virtual Reality, this cold technology, will ease the pain of all kinds of handicapped and sick people and will bring joy to them. Children like in this video, elderly, people in wheelchairs, or the regular joe, who is too afraid to go outside. VR is for everyone, VR will make the world a better place.

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