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Technology-Based Distractions During Minor Procedures

The purpose of this study is to determine if non-invasive distracting devices (Virtual Reality headset, Augmented Reality Headset) are more effective than the standard of care (i.e., no technology-based distraction) for decreasing anxiety and pain scores in pediatric patients undergoing various minor procedures (i.e lumbar punctures and cardiac catheterization). The anticipated primary outcome will be a reduction of overall cumulative medication and secondary outcomes include but are not limited to: physician satisfaction, discharge time, pain scores, anxiety scores, and procedure time.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Use of Virtual Technology




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age 17 and under

   - Able to consent or have parental consent

   - Undergoing minor procedures (i.e lumbar punctures, cardiac catheterization) at Lucile
   Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) or Stanford Hospital facilities

Exclusion Criteria:

   - People who do not consent

   - Significant Cognitive Impairment

   - History of Severe Motion Sickness

   - Current Nausea

   - Seizures

   - Visual Problems

   - Non-English Speaking

   - Patients who clinically unstable or requires urgent/emergent intervention

   - (ASA) Physical status classification class 4 or higher

   - Patient or parental preference for General Anesthesia

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - 17 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Ahtziri Fonseca