Regular usage of virtual reality may reduce multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, including pain and tiredness, and add enjoyment to exercise.
A New Option
Using a helmet or headgear with a screen and gloves with electrical sensors, computers create realistic 3D scenes that people can interact with in virtual reality.
VR headsets with screens include the Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2).
It comes with several preset games (primarily demonstrations), but you can download many different applications for enjoyable movement and meditation, as I wanted. You may also “visit” amazing places while working out or as a separate activity.
The Science Of Virtual Reality
The MS Center at Seattle’s Swedish Neuroscience Institute was creating a VR program to manage MS pain and tiredness without becoming addictive or intrusive.
VR’s ability to repair neural networks may engage the brain’s plasticity, improving limb movement, balance, cognition, pain, and anxiety.
It’s expensive at $400, but having something to train your body and mind anytime, anyplace, may be worth it. It’s a bargain when you realize that the typical gym membership five years ago cost $58 a month or over $700 a year.
Putting on the new headgear immerses you in a customizable virtual world.
Ski lodges resemble mountain cabins. The cabin ceiling appears. A gondola climbs the mountain to your left. Behind you is a chamber with a roaring fire, soothing lighting, and several windows beneath a high ceiling. To the right are additional snow-covered mountains. It’s like you’re at that ski lodge wherever you look.
The “environments” instantly soothe you. Meta Quest 2 has a crystal atrium, space station, Ryokan retreat, desert patio, and more.
These solutions are great for home workers who see the same things daily. It might seem repetitive. The VR headgear makes you seem like