Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Using Hololens AR to Calm Young Patients & Ease Stress

Published by , September 3, 2018 3:02 pm

(Hololens-RealityNews) California’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is using the Hololens augmented reality headset to improve the patient’s experience. The hospital’s Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology (CHARIOT) program uses augmented and virtual reality experiences to help put children at ease as they undergo a variety of potentially painful or stressful procedures, such blood draws to surgical preparation.
“Any time you have a child in the hospital, it can be stressful on the whole family,” said Dennis Lund, MD, interim CEO, chief medical officer, and pediatric general surgeon at Packard Children’s, in a statement. “In our new center, we are not only improving the quality and safety of treatments but also focusing on easing the experience for patients and families as much as possible.”