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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
2/28/2019 1:10:54 PM
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Re: hard to tell
Don, I am guessing this is such a general kind of tool, and this is still an experiment ( if I read it correctly) that outcomes could be too broadly ranging to predict them too precisely. Just announcing an initiative that could be good, is maybe what they are saying, or how I have come to interpret it.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/20/2019 1:13:38 PM
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Re: hard to tell
@DonBrowne I can see it being of help because where your mind is can have a huge impact on your body. Also I think that while initial setup costs might be substantial, it would turn out to be less costly over time than prescription-strength painkillers. 

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 11:44:36 AM
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Re: hard to tell
@DonBrowne. I had the same sentiments. What are the benefits to patients using AR/VR technology? What is the cost? What are the risks? What are the treatment plans? How long does a patient have to use AR/VR to see results? I think more R&D needs to be performed prior to releasing this type of press release.

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 11:42:07 AM
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VITAS Tests
Many customers and test subjects currently experience adverse reactions using AR/VR technology and devices and currently there is no treatment plan. Companies should work to eliminate adverse reactions or minimize their impact as well as put disclaimers to warn of usage risks. 

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freehe
freehe
2/20/2019 11:40:35 AM
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Re: hard to tell
@afwriter. I totally agree. Healthcare is such a complex industry. They need to be sure that this technology will provide benefits and identify who will benefit from using the technology.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/19/2019 10:20:45 PM
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Re: hard to tell
AT&T isn't alone in this, but they are definitely guilty of it. It's a little funny to me because they really seem to be doing big things; why not just focus on the now?

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
2/19/2019 8:21:58 AM
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Re: hard to tell
The study described as noted "tests whether virtual reality and augmented reality can ease chronic pain and anxiety for patients undergoing end-of-life care." It would be very interesting to see what's involved in the study and how successful it may be. Sounds like AT&T may be more interested at this time in putting out a news release rather than describing what the results may be?

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afwriter
afwriter
2/18/2019 9:17:00 PM
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Re: hard to tell
I had the same initial thoughts. I feel like it will take a while to make this a viable option in such a sensitive time. While it is an admiral endeavor I feel like applications for this technology could be perfected elsewhere before being utilized in this case. 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
2/17/2019 1:14:12 PM
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hard to tell
The initiative sounds well intentioned, but I imagine it would be hard to tell if patients are asleep (or unconscious) when they have VR goggles covering their eyes. It might be an interesting alternative to television, in that sights in a hospital or hospice might distract from a peaceful television program, but, so many issues.... I hope they uncover a successful program via this testing.

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