Pain distraction has a long history in the medical sphere and VR is just one more method added to this toolkit. However, we argue VR for pain distraction is far more effective than most methods.
VR for pain distraction has had a tremendous amount of success across the world with a long history of research and trials dating back to the mid 90s . Clinical Studies have shown that there is not only a reduced perception of pain but also neurologically. In one study, Seagull splash demonstrated a more positive experience for the experimental group, than the control.
Seagull Splash aims to help all actors involved in the Pain Distratction process which involves healthcare providers, parents and of course the children. Given that all these participants are involved in a single procedure, having the child who is at the center at ease, allows the healthcare provider to perform the procedure, efficiently and effectively. In traditional pain distraction methods, healthcare providers often abandon giving the child all six vaccine shots becasue of the pain and anxiety experienced not only by the child but also the healthcare provider.