Lenovo breakthrough in Virtual Reality gives hope to Indians suffering from mild to moderate pain
New Lenovo global survey confirms 61 percent of Indians believe technology can help address and solve big global problems, including in the health care field
A groundbreaking use of Lenovo technology is demonstrating the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) in managing pain for hospitalized children. Pediatricians are using the Lenovo Mirage™ Solo VR headset as a procedural tool for critically ill young patients, primarily to reduce anxiety during mild to moderately painful procedures. By using VR as a calming distraction, several patients have been able to undergo these procedures while awake, cutting down lengthy recovery times, and reducing the need for medication.
This technology has strong potential for India, where technology is becoming more broadly accepted as part of the solution for improving healthcare: Lenovo today released the results of a new global survey that shows people in India are among the world’s strongest supporters of the potential of technologies, such as VR, to positively impact health. Around 61 percent of Indians surveyed – the largest percentage of any market in the world other than China – agree that technology has had a positive impact on society by improving healthcare. Additionally, Indian respondents rank healthcare second in the global challenges most likely to be solved by technology (after education).
Rahul Agarwal, Regional General Manager, Lenovo India, commented, “India has the right combination of strong technical knowledge and openness to make the most of technology in new ways. As technology transforms the world into a more intelligent and inter-connected place, the application of virtual reality to areas like pain management is one of many examples of Lenovo’s commitment to creating smarter technology that transforms society. In addition, our new global survey shows that people in India share our belief that technology can benefit humankind in crucial areas such as health and wellness.”