The northern hemisphere has entered autumn and winter, and the temperature difference between morning and evening is large. If you are not careful, you will be infected by the virus and become sick.COVID-19 virus,flu virusand respiratory tract fusion viruses, etc., are all waiting for opportunities to launch “attacks” on humans. Although one of the best ways to prevent infection is vaccination, the fear of injections affects both adults and children, but the degree of fear varies. Especially when children have had a bad experience with vaccinations, they will be even more resistant to vaccinations in the future, and it will be difficult to make them “submit” no matter how you comfort or coax them.
Recently, Stanford University Hospital provided video games to children waiting to be vaccinated to distract them and relieve their anxiety. This tablet-specific game is part of Stanford’s CHARIOT program. The goal of this project is to apply new technologies to pediatric medical treatment and care.Hope that through innovative immersive technology(immersive technology),Stimulating the imagination of little patients and making the process of seeing a doctor as interesting as a space adventure will not only reduce the pain and stress of little patients, but may also speed up recovery.
Before administering the vaccine, young patients focused on a tablet game called Piñata as Stanford medical staff prepared the vaccine.Pinata was originally one of the favorite games of European and American children at parties. Paper is glued into the shape of brightly colored animals or objects and filled with candies.toys and hang them up. The way to play is to blindfold your eyes and hit the pinata with a stick. If you break it, you can get the contents inside as a reward.Therefore, when children make piñatas, they will feel the excitement of receiving rewards. Before vaccination, children will be asked to press a red buzzer to break the piñata, and then there will be a treasure box containing small toys and stickers. If it does appear, you can choose oneGifts to take home. So the child will leave the clinic with a prize of their choice, and the vaccination will become a fond memory.
▲ Children play piñata at a party. (Source: Flickr/Fil.Al CC BY 2.0)
“If we can get kids to stop screaming because they’re afraid of needles, this program has been successful,” said Dr. Sam Rodriguez, a pediatric anesthesiologist and co-director of Stanford’s CHARIOT program. The purpose of the program is to provide support to all children who have experienced pain and stress in clinics or hospitals. One bad experience may lead to a fear of vaccines later in life; conversely, children who have good memories of vaccinations are more likely to be vaccinated regularly as adults.
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