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nnnnn virtual reality the next big thing that never seems to arrive is finally looking like it's poised to go mainstream and the first place you try it could be in the hospital well let's hope not for your sake , reuters correspondent yes mean op you tolerate explains , it's very experimental technologies being totally embraced by the health care industry which which tends to be very cautious industry there is a small group of doctors and researchers are trying to use oculus specifically and these treatments and studies you know , pain in certain patients or evaluating balance and glaucoma piece , i'm sorry being used for psychological purposes oculus has , one researcher at the university of washington use virtual reality to treat an eleven year old patient who had severe burns on more than a third of his body and that particular study , the researcher wrote that his pain levels went down when he was immersed in the virtual reality world that was the only time he didn't read his cane , if you're because he was , distracted by this digital world he wasn't , oculus rift which facebook purchased for two billion dollars is gearing up for its first ever press event on thursday what it's announcing is a mystery but fans are expecting details on a consumer product to come out in twenty sixteen and perhaps a date when people can pre order the event starts at one p. m. eastern ten a. m. pacific time nnnnn