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XR Network

The Extended Reality (XR) Network is VA’s go-to resource for those seeking to leverage XR technology. We are a force multiplier that transforms individual efforts into nationwide impact. XR Network facilitates knowledge sharing, staff training, and clinical evaluation, pooling resources and integrating expertise nationwide, while also bringing together subject matter experts, distilling best practices, and contributing to the quality, safety, standardization, and utilization of XR technology. We exist to amplify small-scale, grassroots health care innovations and expand them nationwide, leveraging lessons learned to help define the future with radical ideas. You will find many of those innovations featured here.

Employee Well-Being Centers and Carts

Feeling workplace burnout & looking for a solution....it is here!

Created in March 2020 by the Orlando VA Medical Center

Mixed Reality to Manage Phantom Pain (Mr. MAPP)

A Mixed Reality virtual mirror therapy system to treat phantom pain

Created in January 2020 by the Dallas VA Medical Center

Treatment Resistant Depression symptom improvement with VR.

Created in September 2021 by the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (San Diego, California)

Virtual Reality for Management of Pain and Mood in the CLC

Using Virtual Reality headsets to reduce pain, improve mood, and quality of life for Veterans in the CLC.

Created in October 2019 by the Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Reno)

Virtual Reality for Pain and Anxiety Management

VR aids Veterans with pain/anxiety management and promotes relaxation

Created in December 2017 by the Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Asheville)

Virtual Reality for Radiology Phobias

Leveraging Immersive Technology to Address Fears and Decrease Anxiety

Created in September 2022 by the Aleda E. Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Saginaw, Michigan), Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Gainesville), H. John Heinz III Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City), Hampton VA Medical Center

Virtual Rehab Experiential Care

Changing the way we think about and see therapy.

Created in July 2020 by the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans' Administration Medical Center (Indianapolis, Indiana)