We have now many examples of how augmented reality can help patient to control or even forget stress before treatment. In this article the CHARIOT team of Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford uses AR and an animated 3D character to distract child and explains the purpose of the care.
In one example, an AR experience developed by Miney Moe and the CHARIOT team, patients see a pair of animated 3D characters in their room as a distraction from the pain of getting an IV inserted into their arm. It’s also a learning experience, as the virtual friends take the time to explain what’s going on. Medical assistants can control or follow along with the experience via an iPad.