Evidence based

We want to make sure that VRelax really works. Scientific research is therefore an important part of VRelax. Wim Veling, psychiatrist and professor at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), does this research with the team of his Virtual Reality mental health lab.

Fifty people with mental health problems used VRelax for ten days and also took part in ten days of relaxation exercises. We wanted to know whether VRelax has an immediate positive effect on how people feel, and whether VRelax helps better than the relaxation exercises that are now the standard method. By using VRelax people immediately felt much more relaxed and happy. They were less stressed and anxious. VRelax worked better than the standard relaxation exercises.

Evidence based

We want to make sure that VRelax really works. Scientific research is therefore an important part of VRelax. Wim Veling, psychiatrist and professor at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), does this research with the team of his Virtual Reality mental health lab.

Fifty people with mental health problems used VRelax for ten days and also took part in ten days of relaxation exercises. We wanted to know whether VRelax has an immediate positive effect on how people feel, and whether VRelax helps better than the relaxation exercises that are now the standard method. By using VRelax people immediately felt much more relaxed and happy. They were less stressed and anxious. VRelax worked better than the standard relaxation exercises.

Testimonials

VRelax is already used across a range of institutions in healthcare. Watch some user experiences here and discover the effect of VRelax and how it impacts the quality of life of people. Also, read the story of a patient who was greatly helped by VRelax during his cancer treatments.

Scientific Research & Pilots

Our app was developed together with patients and professionals. We continue to research the effects of VRelax with national and international partners in order to improve and innovate the app. Alongside are the most extensive ongoing studies. If you would like more information about these studies and pilots, please feel free to contact us.

Scientific research

Research into the use of VR-relaxation in clinical/acute admissions departments.

VRelax as a relaxation instrument and a distraction in case of pain breakthrough in clinical departments of haematology and oncology.

Implementation of VR-relaxation in the clinical departments.

Virtual Reality as a distraction method in residential care centres with small-scale housing for the elderly.

Virtual Reality relaxation for self-management of stress in patients with psychiatric symptoms.

Reducing the impact of stress in patients with psychiatric disorders.

Other research

Pilot with the Business Reception Team (BOT), scope; reduction of anxiety, stress and restlessness among ICU staff.

VR Pilot for relaxation/distraction locked up IBK ward.

VRelax was used within a PG-department as an intervention in case of frequent calling behaviour and restlessness.

Exploration of Virtual Reality in community care and children’s home care. VRelax was used for anxious/stressed children during nursing activities.

Development of lifestyle interventions to promote vitality among employees.

Pilot with professionals/patients of the oncological day treatment for relaxation and stress reduction.

Pilot to increase the perception of clients with high spinal cord injury.

A pilot with student nurses from the Drenthe College. VRelax was applied as an intervention in the elderly with anxiety and restless behaviour.

Paediatric ward, orthopaedics department, complementary care; distracting and positively influencing well-being.

Intervention to increase well-being and distraction during medical technical actions.

Partners

VRelax attaches great value to validated content and the proven effect of the app. That is why several (international) studies are being conducted into the effects of the app and content within it.

Together with our partners, we continue to improve VRelax on the basis of all the user experiences that emerge from these studies. In this way we put the users at the centre of all our research and their needs are taken into account in the further development of the product.

Partners

VRelax hecht veel waarde aan gevalideerde content en het bewezen effect van de app. Daarom lopen en meerdere (internationale) onderzoeken naar de effecten van de app en content hierbinnen.

Samen met onze partners blijven wij VRelax constant verbeteren op basis van alle gebruikerservaringen die hieruit naar voren komen. Zo stellen wij de gebruikers centraal in al ons onderzoek en worden hun behoeftes in acht genomen bij de doorontwikkeling van het product.