'Bottled nature' helps ease dental patients' pain
"Bottled nature" in the form of virtual reality (VR) can help reduce patients' pain levels, a study has shown.
Researchers found that patients who were able to walk around a natural environment using the technology experienced reduced levels of anxiety.
The natural environment was a key factor, the researchers added, as those who experienced an urban VR environment did not receive the same benefits.
14 Jun 2017
- From the section Science & Environment