The principle of projecting an image onto the ceiling allows the technology and the patient to be dissociated, leaving the patient to live the images without equipment. The visual immersion effect is caused by the image size, quality and light intensity. The patient's freedom is total in the face of images. He can move, look elsewhere, fall asleep... the simple idea is to reproduce the behaviour of anyone sitting - or lying - facing a landscape. The gaze is lost, fixed, the mind wanders. This simple idea is shared between patients, between patients and caregivers, between caregivers. Relatives can also share emotions, memories with the patient but also with caregivers.Read more -->
An Evolutive Concept
IVR is to be considered as a medium through which we pass specific content to patients. Everything can be imagined within this framework. The first elements are landscapes. Our thinking in Research and Development leads us to other types of content. As far as technology is concerned, we are on active watch to capture any innovation that will enable our system to evolve. The only constraint is to remain within the coherence of the original idea: total freedom of the patient, maximum simplicity of use, feeling of escape, soothing effect.
An IVR research project won the ELSAN WELL-BEING 2017 PRIZE
To be continued
A study is being prepared on the use of IVR in day hospital by patients undergoing their first chemotherapy course. The aim is to evaluate the impact of IVR on anxiety.
Patients hospitalized at least one night in France in 2016
Beds in Suite and Rehabilitation Care in France in 2015
Average length of stay in days in 2015 in French hospitals
[ Source : French Hospital Federation ]