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Mayo Clinic Finds VR Helps Patients

January 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Finds VR Helps Patients

Mayo Clinic has found that the mobile gaming station, Hyperspace Starcade, provides a nice break from reality for kids at Mayo Eugenio Children’s Center.

   When Chuck and Nicole Marino launched a mobile entertainment business last winter, the concept was simple: To make kids (and parents) happy by bringing a high-tech, mobile gaming station right to the curbs and driveways of anyone looking to have a little fun without any of the stress or mess that comes with organizing such things themselves. Hyperspace Starcade is an arcade on wheels that can be set up in or outdoors. They did so one day this past December, setting up inside Mayo Eugenio Children’s Center in Rochester. The Marinos thought a little virtual reality might provide kids with a nice break from the reality of hospital life and offered to donate a day of play. Two virtual reality driving stations were brought in and could be played with or without virtual reality goggles. The event was a great success.
   —Please see https://intheloop.mayoclinic.org/2020/01/09/virtual-reality-gaming-helps-patients-step-out-of-their-own-realities/ to see the photo and read more about this.