For the past 8 months the St. Louis VA has been using virtual reality into therapy for patients with paralysis, allowing the veterans to experience fly fishing, sky diving and kayaking.
Much more than a cool diversion or entertainment, it’s a useful tool in helping patients cope and encouraging them to lead active lives.
When wearing the goggles, users see a simulated, three-dimensional world. The latest technology includes wireless hand-held joysticks that allow users to manipulate and explore their virtual surroundings. They can move through a small space with perceived barriers such as a wall or edge.St Louis Post Dispatch