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Seeing Beyond the Room

Boston Children’s Hospital has developed a new idea to incorporate virtual reality into helping patients and families understand new diagnosis and treatment plans. Doctors and the patients are able to communicate more effectively because, as opposed to the traditional method of doctors verbally explaining and showing high level printouts of diagnostic information, kids can see what’s happening in a Magic School Bus type way. The relationship between the doctor and patient/patient family is important is critical to care, and this fun, new interactive communication tool is a great relationship builder. Kids love the interactive VR and it provides them with a fun way to understand what is going on inside their bodies. To learn more, check out the full article here.