Imagine being 10 years old

and discovering a way to control

the pain of pediatric arthritis. 


I am not a doctor but a long time sufferer of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was diagnosed at the age of two, I have had multiple joint replacement surgeries, years of rehabilitation, and I have lived with chronic pain my entire life.
My parents spent endless mornings and nights, drawing hot baths, cold baths, giving me massages, hugs and anything else that they could think of to calm me.







In times of the worst pain they noticed, I would go into a trance-like state. It wasn’t until I was in my teens, that I was able to explain that I used my mind to remove myself from the unbearable pain.



I developed a technique using the interventions of colour and deep breathing. With years of practice I could reach this state of calm in a few seconds. I had created my own mechanism for dealing with my chronic pain.



30 years later I am finally able to transfer this knowledge - by merging it with technology. Virtual Reality gives kids a sense of control over their own pain management,  the freedom from physical limitation, and a respite from reality. 

- Miranda McCarthy, Founder of Wavelength VR