What is Project Vae?
Project Vae is a UK based non-profit community interest company that is striving to use virtual reality headsets to help improve the mental health & wellbeing of patients within the care sector.
Hospice Virtual Reality Study
We recently conducted a 6-week research trial using this technology with a local Stafford-based hospice (Katharine House Hospice). Over the course of 6 weeks, the patients were taken on virtual field trips to Germany, Scotland, Cornwall, The Peak District, The Royal Albert Dock & Thailand. The goal of the trial was to measure and observe any potential mental health benefits of using this technology with this demographic. The trial was a huge success and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
This study was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the research element was in partnership with Keele University and The Midlands NHS Foundation Trust. A huge thank you must go out to all parties involved for helping this study to be such a success.
The Hospice Study Video
The VR Experiences
Images From The Study
BBC Midlands Today
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