Snow World is a virtual world that’s being used to help treat burn victims. The project is hosted at the University of Washington, where patients immerse themselves in the cold themed virtual game as a way to distract their minds from pain perception as they undergo treatment.

The project’s website explains:

“SnowWorld was specifically designed to help burn patients. Patients often report re-living their original burn experience during wound care, SnowWorld was designed to help put out the fire.

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