Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling

A team of the University of Georgia shown that VR has a real impact on the feeling of pain in a intense exercise. It could be very useful for professional sportspeople and several cases of re-education.

“This is one of the first studies to demonstrate the ability of VR to reduce pain when engaging in highly intensive exercising that is known to induce significant pain,” said study co-author Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, associate professor of advertising and founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab in Grady College. “Given the rising interest in VR technology for sports training, these findings lend empirical support to its potentials.”

Source: Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling | College of Education | University of Georgia

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