Using virtual reality to help those entering life after death



Can virtual reality be used to help those that are close to death or those confined to a bed?

A B.C. hospice gives patients 'bucket list' experiences with a virtual reality program designed to help patients check off bucket list items.  Patients can look at the stars, go on trips and fulfill end-of-life wishes with the new system.

The VR experience was moving for all those involved, including the staff supporting the patient. "It was truly an inspirational and defining moment for me, it was just breathtaking,"

The new company working on a toolkit to help other hospices bring in the new technology and offer virtual wish-granting services to their patients.


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  2. Moises Espinosa - The first part patient to use Virtual Reality in Castlegar Hospice was a 95 year old man who went on a safari, and since then many other patients have fulfilled items on the there bucket list. Helping people fulfill their end of life wishes is a great part of the hospital’s goal and with Google Vr this can be achieved

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  3. At a British Columbia hospice, director Suzanne Lehbauer is using Virtual Reality to help patients accomplish end-of-life wishes, bucket list. They use virtual reality goggles and the patient can choose any sort of adventure through a smartphone. For example, there first client was a 95-year-old man who experienced an African Safari. You can go on any type of adventure with the Virtual Reality goggles.

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  4. Ella Felty - At the Castlegar Hospice located in British Columbia, Suzanne Lehbauer is using a new virtual reality system to help fulfil her patients end of life wishes and bucketlist adventures. Doctors use special goggles that they put their smartphone in and the patient can go or do anything they want like skydiving or going on an African safari.

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  5. A director by the name Suzanne Lehbauer is at a British Columbia hospice and is using Virtual Reality to help patients achieve things on their bucket list.They use virtual Reality goggles and the patient can choose a adventure that they wish to go on.

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  6. Imagine being able to visit a once in a lifetime activity, just from your couch at home.With advanced technology virtual reality can fulfill your lifelong dreams.The 95 year old patient was able to experience a safari and a breathtaking view of it. AS we progress in technology, Lehbauer and her staff are working to do the impossible.

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  15. Is there something on your bucket list you have always wanted to do but can't anymore because you are to old to do it? B.C. Hospice is creating a way to be able to do that activity with virtual reality. This allows people to do that activity virtually by using google daydream.

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  16. William Innis ~ A hospice in British Columbia, Canada, is using virtual reality in order to give those who are near death or disabled the ability to create new memories, or relive old ones. They can do anything from walking down the street to their house, to climbing Mount Everest. The reason for this is to give disabled people the ability to fill a bucket list that coyldnt be possible in real life.

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  17. Jesse Felty- The British Columbia hospice has started to use virtual reality for people to fulfill their bucket list. A 95 year old man experienced the African Safari still safe in his bed with pain free experience. This experiment is directed by Suzanne Lehbauer, these are for people that are close to death and still want to do stuff.

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  18. If you know you’re going to die soon, you want to live you life to the fullest right? However, if you’re in the hospital you can’t do that. If you want to complete your ‘bucket list’ go to a British Columbia hospice, they use virtual reality to let you finish off that bucket list. Visit a British Columbia hospital today.

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  19. There are many people who are very sick and may not be able to get out of bed. Luckily though in a British Columbia hospice started using virtual reality to send people who are confined to their bed to places they want to go. This is a great thing because it can send people to do things that they wanted to do their whole life weren't able to.

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  20. Wouldn’t it be amazing to create a virtual reality machine. If you weren’t already familiar with VR, it’s technology that lets you see the world electronically. You would be able to re experience memories or even create new ones such as going to the pyramids of egypt.Surprisingly, this is same the technology we’ll use for people about to die.

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  21. Bryan Deckett-The british columbian hospital is letting all of their patents confined in bed to do their bucket list things with virtual reality.The Hospital is trying to let other hospitals have this chance.A company is trying to give other hospitals out of country so then other people can have the same chance the other people did.

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  22. There are people in the world that are near death, and want to visit others/do cools things but can't because it is to hard. A hospice in British, Columbia, Canada, is using virtual reality, to help with those people who are having trouble. They can do anything from walking down a street to their house, to climbing anything they want. This great invention would be to help disabled people fulfil their dreams they couldn't do in the life they had.

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  23. At a british columbia hospice you can use virtual reality for your bucket list. knowing that your really sick and might die you can get your buckit lists done by using the virtual reality that british columbia's hospital. The virtual realty is by suzanne lehbauer.

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  24. Patients in british columbia have developed a VR system for patients that cannot move. This is what they call the “bucket list”. They can see skydiving or riding a camel or mount everest.This will help people in hospitals see the world. Instead of sitting in a bed watching tv go out and see the world. And soon a toolkit.

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  25. Say you hurt your spinal cord and you have to stay in a bed for the rest of your life. This vr thing is giving people that opportunity to explore the world or do what you want to do. So those people don,t have to lay there and wait for the day they die.

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  26. Technology is being used all the time and now is being used to carry people into life after death. The first to try was a 95 year old, he said the experience brought back lifelike memories from the trip to Africa with his wife. Lehbauer is working on toolkits to bring in technology and virtual wish-granting services to hospices patients.

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  27. Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to achieve some value. In this usage, technology refers to tools and machines that may be used to solve real-world problems.

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