This is a wonderful use of VR technology and its use demonstrates a great audience insight - children, like many adults, are scared of the unknown; being able to visualise the experience they're about to have takes away much of the fear.
A virtual reality app has been created to reassure children before they have an MRI scan at a London trust. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has developed ‘My MRI at Kings’, a panoramic 360 degree video that can be viewed on a virtual reality headset, mobile phone or tablet. The technology hopes to reduce the use of anaesthetics with children undergoing MRI scans, by preparing them for the experience. Jonathan Ashmore, a MRI physicist at the trust and co-creator of the technology, said the idea came from seeing children becoming anxious before a scan. “I’m really acutely aware of how scary it can be for kids.”