Hospice Savannah partners with SCAD team for VR experience for hospice patients
VR-x Immersive Therapy Project

Hospice Savannah partners with SCAD team for VR experience for hospice patients

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Hospice Savannah and students and members of The Savannah College of Art and Design are joining hands for a VR experience.

The purpose of the virtual reality experience is to ease the stress and pain for patients at Hospice Savannah.

“Since there’s an opioid crisis in the country, the students and I have taken it upon ourselves to try to mitigate that.” – Teri Yarbrow, SCAD Professor and the Project lead.

She was very happy with the $10,000 grant which they received from The Davis Foundation. The VR headset led to the conception of the “VR-x Immersive Therapy Project.”

The project includes 3 VR experiences: 

  • The Spirit of Africa
  • The Bird Feed
  • The Lumino

Using the VR headset

  • The Spirit of Africa develops a safari experience.
  • The Bird Feed creates a realistic moment for those who partake in the project.
  • The Lumino creates a light show, signifying an aurora borealis environment.

“Seemed like a really wonderful meet-up between technology and psychology.” – Yarbrough.

According to her, the VR-x Immersive Therapy Project can work as a wall that blocks pain.

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