This year’s Sector 3.0 PAFF Award worth PLN 40,000 was received by the founder of the Virtual Dream Foundation, Piotr Łój. The Awards Committee awarded the Foundation for its activities in the area of virtual reality applications in hospices and old age homes, as well as in rehabilitation treatments used for people with paralysis.
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The quick reaction of the Foundation to the pandemic was also appreciated. Virtual Dream and its supporters started manufacturing visors for Polish medics at the very beginning of the crisis.
Virtual Dream carries out innovative activities using virtual reality to treat people with paralysis. VR headsets and specially designed and recorded videos stimulate neurotransmitters with the image and in this way help in rehabilitation treatments used for people disabled after accidents. Virtual Reality is also helpful in oncological hospices for children and old age homes, where Virtual Dream meets patients’ wishes by taking them to a virtual reality where they can follow their dreams not restricted by their disabilities.
As a result of the initiatives implemented by Piotr Łój, Virtual Dream has been invited to numerous international conferences held in Israel, South, Korea or the USA. Virtual Dream has been cooperating with many organizations, including the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, as well as medical institutions throughout Poland, such as the Medical University of Warsaw, the Institute of Mother and Child, or St. Barbara Provincial Specialist Hospital.