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Virtual Reality has moved from the realm of gaming to prove itself in the healthcare sector, first with patients, and now, in the eye of the storm that is COVID-19, with frontline NHS staff.

Rescape Innovation is a pioneer in the use of VR to support patient recovery and rehabilitation, and in the past few months they've been working closely with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University - using virtual reality for the first time to help reduce anxiety and stress amongst NHS staff tackling the pandemic.

Using their DR.VR™, which already has a proven track record in reducing anxiety levels of patients in intensive care units, Rescape has produced really positive results in evaluating VR as a useful aid to support the mental health and wellbeing of frontline medical staff who've been putting on the headsets and zoning out – and it's helped them get through it.

In this fast emerging field, Rescape Innovation CEO Matt Wordley and Dr Michelle Smalley, a Clinical Psychologist working in ITUs in Cwm Taf, discuss the very human benefits VR has brought to frontline teams, and the potential to roll this technology out and increase the adoption of VR in a range of future medical treatment plans.

Event livestreamed from Orchard Media and Events Group.


Matt Wordley

Chief Executive Officer at Rescape Innovation Ltd

Kevin Moss

Product Development Director of Rescape Innovation Ltd

Dr Michelle Smalley

Principal Clinical Psychologist

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