Josh Sackman

WIRED: Opioids haven't solved chronic pain, maybe virtual reality can

Josh Sackman
WIRED: Opioids haven't solved chronic pain, maybe virtual reality can

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...So as the cost of the technology has dropped, companies have popped up to build those experiences. One of those is AppliedVR, located just a 15 minute drive from Cedars-Sinai, on Beverly Hills’ Avenue of the Stars. It’s been building out a collection of 3-D content designed to combat pain, like a VR version of Netflix.


“We’re trying to figure out how to prescribe the right experience to the right person based on their needs and their interests,” says President Josh Sackman. So far his team has designed two dozen worlds, each one falling into one of four categories: distraction, relaxation, escape, and education. “But the end goal is to teach skills using technology, not to depend on it for the relief itself.”

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