A NIDRR Model Systems grantee, the University of Washington Harborview Burn Center, was featured in a January 31, 2011 BBC News article. The story highlighted SnowWorld, a “pioneering treatment” for burn rehabilitation created by Professors Hunter Hoffmann and David Patterson. SnowWorld is an immersive three-dimensional virtual-reality game set in an ice canyon; the game is highly effective at decreasing the perception of pain in patients recovering from severe burn injuries.
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