KindVR’s mission is to help patients mitigate pain and stress by developing virtual reality therapies for specific medical procedures and conditions.

We are a research-based company, partnering with leading US and Canadian hospitals. Our goal is to make it easy for hospitals to provide virtual reality therapy to every patient in need.

Today, KindVR has eight clinical trials underway with leading research hospitals across the US and Canada.  KindVR therapy is being tested with patients experiencing mediport access procedures, MRI procedures, emergency room visits, and pre-operative stress. 

Beyond the research, many hospitals are beginning to use KindVR therapy routinely with their patients.


Our Story

KindVR was founded in 2014 by Simon Robertson, a game developer and Child Life Volunteer at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. When he discovered no hospitals were using virtual reality despite 20 years of clinical research on VR's efficacy, he created KindVR to make it easy to provide VR therapy to patients in need.

His key insight was that each VR experience should be developed for a specific hospital procedure or medical condition.  Today, all of KindVR's experiences are clinically validated to demonstrate that they are safe and effective. All of KindVR's therapies are developed in-house by the KindVR development team.

 Simon with SCD patient at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.   Photo provided by    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Simon with SCD patient at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Photo provided by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


Helping to Educate about Virtual Reality Therapy

In addition to research and supporting hospital programs, KindVR participates in many medical conferences, presenting research findings and conducting demonstrations of VR therapy.

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National Medical Association’s Conference at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Washington, DC - September 2018

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Cayenne Wellness Center’s 10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar

UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA - September 2018

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Virtual Reality & Healthcare Symposium 2018

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA - March 2018

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UCSF Engineering for Children’s Health Symposium 2018

UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center
San Francisco, CA - February 2018

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American Academy of Pediatrics

KindVR provides hundreds of demonstrations of VR therapy at medical conferences across the US. (Photo from AAP2016)

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The Association of Child Life Professionals

KindVR supports Child Life Specialists and participates in the annual ACLP Conference. Child Life Specialists participating in our trials share our research results at regional CL conferences.

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Academy for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference

Academy for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference at the Royal College of Physicians
London, UK - October 2016.