The VR Time Warp Helps a Stroke Survivor
It’s not just gamers that seem to lose track of time in VR. Deb Shaw, who has suffered three strokes, has been using VR for therapy exercises over the past four years.
“In almost every case, when I put on the headset and sensors then enter the world of VR, time is left behind,” Shaw said in an email interview. “Initially, on purpose; as this is now my time to be in a fun, captivating VR world, I know that I can’t be interrupted, and I will only stop when I reach a natural break in a therapy session or feel like my body needs a quick rest.”
Losing track of time is a benefit for Shaw.
Sometimes, losing track of time can be the whole point of using VR. True REST Float Spa is a chain that lets you float in actual water while using virtual reality as a way of relaxation. Clients travel to outer space in VR as a way to relax.