Fully Immersive Virtual Reality

Voxel Bay is a fully-immersive virtual reality ecosystem that was built from the ground up at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It’s primary aim: engage patients with a completely immersive experience that facilitates distraction through engagement in a completely novel, challenging and fun environment. Voxel Bay is a vital first step toward to redefining the patient experience during intravenous procedures, and beyond.

Voxel Bay’s success is built on three pillars : targeted games and experiences which provide unique and fun interaction, a custom headset specifically designed for clinical pediatric use, and a suite of tools which puts the caregiver in control of the environments and activities. The platform is currently involved in a clinical trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.



Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and Ohio State / ACCAD  are being recognized for being 1 of the top 5 finalists in the area of Health, Med and Biotech, at the internationally recognized SXSW Festival, a very prestigious honor. SXSW is calling these finalist projects the connected world’s best and most forward-thinking.


In Action

In The Press

  1. Computer Weeklyhttp://www.computerweekly.com/news/450420185/Virtual-reality-as-a-healthcare-tool
  2. The Columbus Dispatchhttp://www.dispatch.com/news/20170521/virtual-reality-game-helps-young-hemophilia-patients-endure-prickly-treatments
  3. The Courierhttp://thecourier.com/life-news/2017/06/08/virtual-reality-helps-patients-sail-through-procedures/
  4. Haptic.al:  https://haptic.al/needle-phobia-virtual-reality-8d501c59ea42#.8y1oiswt1
  5. Nationwide Children’s NewsroomPediatric Clinic Tests Virtual Reality for Hemophilia Patients during Procedures – 10/6/16
  6. Science DailyVirtual reality games make infusions easier on young patients – 10/5/16
  7. 700 Children’s BlogVirtual Reality: Using Technology in Medical Treatment – 9/28/16
  8. National Hemophilia FoundationVirtual Reality Game Eases Infusion Process in Children 11/7/16
  9. All Sides with Ann Fisher Interview“Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Reality, Exercise Inclusion and Mental Health Clubhouses” – 10/26/16
  10. CBSVirtual Reality Takes The Pain And Anxiety Out Of Needle Pricks For Parents And Kids – 10/25/16
  11. VRScoutThis Hospital is Using VR to Make Shots Easier For Kids – 10/19/16
  12. Hemophilia News TodayVirtual Reality Game Helping Young Hemophilia Patients Ignore Painful Treatments – 10/12/16
  13. MedgadgetImmersive Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Kids With Hemophilia Get Through Infusions – 10/6/16
  14. OSU College of Arts and Sciences Article:  “Voxel Bay: ACCAD Students Partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Create Virtual Reality Game to Comfort Young Patients” – 10/6/16
  15. News Medical: New virtual reality games create better patient-experience for kids during infusions
  16. OrthoFeedNew virtual reality games create better patient-experience for kids during infusions
  17. VR Scout: New Virtual Reality Games Make Infusions Easier On Young Patients
  18. Realidad Virtual aplicada a la medicina: http://www.voanoticias.com/a/realidad-virtual-medicina/3774045.html


  1. Alice Grinshencko, John Luna, Jeremy Patterson – Voxel Bay Virtual Reality for Pediatric Pain Management SIGGRAPH 2016  7/28/16
  2. PediatricsNationwide.org – Changing the Game: Virtual Reality Distracts From Pain, Transforming the Patient Experience – 10/14/16
  3. 2015 Research Retreat: “Virtual Reality as Distraction Techniques : Designing and Creating Interactive Virtual Reality Games for Use as Distraction Techniques in a Pediatric Patient Population” Alice Grishchenko, John Luna, Robert Strouse, Jeremy Patterson, Amy Dunn, MD