Virtual Health, Second Life and Oculus Rift featured in The Drax Files #22


The Drax Files #22 is now available to watch and this week it’s all about Virtual Health featuring Second Life and the Oculus Rift. Episode 22 runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds showing another amazing aspect of Second Life. I found this episode very inspiring and most interesting from start to end about amputees using Second Life. I do agree that this is a great way to utilize the Virtual and experience Second Life like never before.

During this episode there is footage of the Oculus Rift which looks just incredible and shots of lovely locations in Second Life. Spread the word about this incredible episode of The Drax Files series and see below for episode details.

Episode #22 Details

“Second Life is the perfect place for amputees to overcome emotional trauma by sharing stories and realizing they are not alone!” says Sandra L. Winkler, assistant professor at NOVA University in Florida, teaching occupational therapy.

Her Virtual Health Adventures project is using Second Life to find out if virtual reality can offer a better learning environment for amputees than a traditional website.

Dr. Winkler’s 3-year study is funded by the United States for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  and is currently mid-way through the 3-year study period.

She adds that while it would be too early to state conclusions on the project, preliminary results clearly show that virtual worlds with their unique ability to create a sense of “being-there”, are a powerful tool to facilitate a peer-network: a place where amputees from all over the world help others [veterans of wars and non-military amputees alike] and offer emotional peer support to families.

“Second Life offers a space where clinicians can learn from patients what they might not be able to glean from textbooks”, Sandra Winkler says: a space where amputees can share insight into their lives so that able-bodied students or any other interested party can experience what it feels like to lose a limb.

More information at http://www.virtualhealthadventures.org/

The Drax Files #22

Previous episodes of The Drax Files

  1. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann
  2. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 2: Jo Yardley
  3. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 3: Eshi Otawara
  4. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL
  5. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 5: Engrama
  6. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 6: Abramelin Wolfe
  7. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 7: Rod Humble
  8. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 8: MadPea Games
  9. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 9: Elie Spot
  10. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 10: Robin Sojourner
  11. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode11: Dwarfins
  12. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 12: Ole Etzel
  13. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson’s
  14. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 14: Rose Borchovski
  15. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 15: Scottius Polke
  16. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 16: Feed a Smile
  17. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 17: Zachh Barkley
  18. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 18: Paradise Lost
  19. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 19: Virtual Chemistry at Texas A&M
  20. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 20: Flockers
  21. The Drax Files: World Makers – Episode 21: Editorial Clarity

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