Heather Bucalos of upstate New York learned the value of virtual reality in January 2020 when she resided in a hospital room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo for four weeks after a stem cell transplant to treat her recurrence of Hodgkin lymphoma. More cancer centers are introducing virtual reality headsets, which can help relieve anxiety and pain and educate patients about their treatments.
Since her treatment, Bucalos has become an advocate for virtual reality and often tells her doctors about it. She hopes more patients will be able to realize the benefits soon.
A Voice For VR: The Advocate’s Role in Spreading Awareness of VR for Patient Use
Extended Reality – usability, accessibility and inclusion
4.15 pm (CEST)
Saturday, September 25