All of us know that HTC Vive is an amazing piece of technology, but did you know that it has somewhat healing capabilities. We’ve read the good stories about the use of virtual reality in hospitals for the sick and this time a few stories land in Reddit that tell of first hand pain relief. A recent adopter of the brand new VR headset, a man let his autistic son take a break from his less than ideal lifestyle and another man found that after some playtime with the Vive his arthritis stricken back didn’t hurt as much.
Story about an autistic boy
A dad who constantly watches his child go through an eight hour process that hogs up his time to be a child and whom also suffers from autism; he thought some time with the Vive could be an enjoyable experience… And he was right! The boy who already enjoys Portal 2 was thrilled to see GLaDOS up close and personal in the Lab and played for hours on top of the castle defending the door from shadowy figures with a bow and arrow. He had other experiences that dad said were inspiring. Read more about his testimony on Reddit.
Story about a man with arthritis
Then there’s another story of a man who has developed arthritis in his lower back after years of working from behind a computer screen. Sitting for long periods of time has caused a permanent level of discomfort and stiffness in his lower back. The man has tried many remedies for pain relief, but none have worked as well as a some time with the HTC Vive. Although he didn’t try the Vive to gain lower back relief, he noticed the day after his experience that he was able to sleep better and even felt a spring in his step. Check out his story on Reddit.
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