VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan introduces his research to the BBC

VR Game for Sheffield Children's Hospital rehabilitation project - Ivan Phelan

This week C3RI’s VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan spoke to the BBC about how virtual reality (VR) games can help patients through rehab. Ivan and his team are currently working on a collaborative project with Sheffield Children’s Hospital researching the ways in which VR might help children through rehab for limb injuries. This research will be featured on […]

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Lab4Living partner, Talarmade shortlisted for Healthcare Business Award

Medilink Healthcare Business Awards 2019

The shortlist has been announced for the Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards 2019.   Talarmade, Lab4Living‘s partner for the manufacture and distribution of the HeadUp neck support, has been shortlisted for the Partnership with Academia Award. The HeadUp neck support collar  was designed as part of a collaborative project between C3RI’s Lab4Living, the University of Sheffield and NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech […]

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Update from Ivan Phelan’s VR for Pain Distraction Project

VR research for burns patients

Ivan Phelan and his team have just completed the ‘Confidence in Concept’ phase of their virtual reality (VR) for pain distraction project.  This research used the application of VR gaming to medical procedures for burns patients with a focus on in-patients’ need for diversion from pain when undergoing painful dressing changes. Following a consultative workshop with burns survivors and clinicians, […]

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Can Virtual Reality Reduce Pain for Burns Patients?

GAMES BRITANNIA 2017 Playstation VR crop

Burns patients often suffer excruciating pain during dressing changes, even with analgesia. Ivan Phelan and his team have just been awarded MRC ‘Confidence in Concept’ research funding to use Virtual Reality (VR) as a distraction from the pain and discomfort experienced during these clinical procedures. During the first phase Ivan plans to recruit student volunteers to take part in a […]

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