San Francisco Chronicle features KindVR & UCSF

We're proud to be mentioned on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper today. The story details our research study at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland evaluating the use of virtual reality to help patients with sickle cell disease manage their pain crisis. 

 Photo: Michael Noble Jr., The Chronicle

Photo: Michael Noble Jr., The Chronicle

"Briana Nathaniel, 14, lies listless in her hospital bed, exhausted from days of nearly unbearable pain. Her voice is small, barely a whisper, and even lifting her hand seems to take enormous effort.

Half an hour later, she’s transformed. A virtual reality visor covers half her face, but it can’t hide her grin. She’s sitting up, her hands waving around as she calls out, “Hi, dolphin! Hi, whale!” "  (Read more

 Photo: Michael Noble Jr., The Chronicle

Photo: Michael Noble Jr., The Chronicle

It’s amazing. You walk into the room, and they’re like a different kid for these 30 minutes.
— Dr. Anne Marsh