MedicalExpo Article on Sickle Cell Pain Research @ UCSF Oakland

 Courtesy of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Courtesy of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

A pilot study in San Francisco has shown that virtual reality (VR) can help children and teens escape from the pain of sickle cell disease, and future studies are planned to ease discomfort for youths being treated for cancer.

The idea came from video game developer Simon Robertson, who also happened to be a volunteer at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.