Back Relax is a very simple gaze-based VR game for people with back pain.
You'll need to lie down, probably with a pillow, in order to test the game. (Alternatively, you can stare at the ceiling and crane your neck, but I don't recommend it.)
As a chronic back pain sufferer, I've often wished for simple games I could play while lying down; this year's theme resonated with that desire, so I made this. (I was on opioids for SEVEN YEARS before I learned they're not effective for chronic pain, and got off of them. Yay!)
Scientific studies have proven VR can help alleviate pain. "Pain was reduced from pre-session during the VR session by 60%." - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172565/
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Feedback from the experts
Sébastien Vandenberghe: This is pretty innovative and I love to see more usage of VR like this one. Helping people through tech is always amazing.
Josh Marinacci: This is a really cool concept. I'm also curious how you made the back model.
Fernando Serrano Garcia: Really original concept! I loved the idea of lying down to experience the demo and focusing on the part you have pain and the sync with the environment sound really helps on the immersion.
It could be great to add also controller support as depending on the zone I had sometimes troubles moving the head and pointing to the balls.
Diego González: The only serious game I have seen in this category, I have found myself really enjoying this game after reviewing every other game in the series. I appreciate the way the syncing and concentration in the task at hand helps drive focus away from the beack and into the relaxation exercise. Well done!