Our research focused on the hypothesis:
“Using Virtual Reality headsets to deliver 360° video field trips to hospice patients, will have a positive effect on their mental health & wellbeing.”
Working with our partners at Keele University and The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we will be conducting research studies to further investigate and evidence the positive mental health and wellbeing benefits of utilising Project Vae to deliver field trips to vulnerable people.
Discover more about our research and study results:
KATHARINE HOUSE HOSPICE
VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY
We recently conducted a 6-week research trial using this technology with a local Stafford-based hospice, Katharine House Hospice. Over the course of 6 weeks, the patients were taken on virtual field trips to Germany, Scotland, Cornwall, The Peak District, The Royal Albert Dock & Thailand. The goal of the trial was to measure and observe any potential mental health benefits of using this technology with this demographic. The trial was a huge success and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
This study was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the research element was in partnership with Keele University and The Midlands NHS Foundation Trust. A huge thank you must go out to all parties involved for helping this study to be such a success.