VRinMind: A Virtual Reality-Based Mindfulness Application to Improve Pain Management

60 million people suffer from chronic pain worldwide.

Managing pain can be helped by practicing mindfulness, a self-directed at-home practice that uses gentle exercises and relaxation techniques.

University of Edinburgh researchers Siobhán O'Connor, Beverley Hood and Alison Mayne are working on VRinMind, a project employing virtual reality to enhance mindfulness practice for those with chronic pain conditions through immersive 3D audio-visual experiences.