VR childbirth is now a thing

CNET | 6/7/2018 | Jackson Ryan
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Virtual reality may be considered the chief domain of the forward-thinking gaming crowd and oft-considered a fad, but some of its more interesting applications are being developed in hospitals and universities around the world. Stanford children's hospital uses it to visualise congenital heart defects and The Family Reunions Project helps immigrants reunite with their families back home, demonstrating how virtual reality can offer unique experiences.

Now, thanks to Nordic insurance company Gjensidige Insurance, you can also experience a childbirth in virtual reality for the first time.

Shot - Örebro - University - Hospital - Sweden

Shot at Örebro University Hospital in Sweden, the 10-minute 360-degree video offers insight into the preparation and labour for a young couple, then switches to an over-the-shoulder camera angle of the expectant mother before, during and after delivery of the baby.

Chief midwife at BB Stockholm hospital, Kristina Müller, believes this new virtual reality experience "has the power to make people really understand what actually happens when a child is born" and is hopeful...
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