Visual and Interactive Systems to enhance the patient experience

The 3D V-pod pain distraction system comes with a wonderful range of packages designed to distract children from pain during treatment and procedures.

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The VPOD Pain Distraction System comes with an amazing range of interactive sensory software packages designed to distract patients during painful treatment.

This highly pleasant solution offers calming relaxation and pleasurable distraction via a number of passive and interactive devices. 

How it works

The following screen shots show the various 3D software applications that are included with the system, and the description of each piece of the software and how it functions..

Software Solutions

Calming Applications

Exotic Journey Left click to release birds, move gyro-mouse to move birds Age Range 3 -16 Fluttery Fun Left click to release birds OR blow into blow device, move gyro-mouse to move the birds Age Range 3 -16 Floaty Fun Calm, relaxing music with pleasant images. No interaction needed. Age Range 3 -8 Lovely Bubbly Left click to release bubbles OR blow into blow device, move gyro-mouse to pop bubble. Age Range 3 -16 Flying High Left click to speed up, right click to slow down. Move gyro-mouse to change direction. Age Range 3 -16 Sunshine Swim Left click to release bubbles, right to scatter fish. Age Range 3 –Adult All Run Times – Continuous


Interactive Applications

Sporty Fun Left click to advance to next object. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 10 minutes Rhubarb & Custard Collect coins and shoot the objects on track using the left click. Shoot the spinning discs to continue along the track. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 10 minutes Christmas Climb Help the lost presents reach Santa at the top of the castle. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 7 minutes Chilly Ice Calm music with cool hummingbirds. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time –Continuous Crazy Hedge Left click to shoot the hearts at the objects. Age Range 3 -10 Run Time – 15 minutes Christmas Coaster A rollercoaster adventure filled with Christmas treats. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 9 minutes


Story Based Applications

Cecil's Undersea Adventure Underwater adventure starring Cecil the seahorse. Age Range 3 -10 Run Time – 7 minutes Cecil’s Bubble Trouble Blow bubbles using the bubble blower OR left mouse click. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 3 minutes Genie in Pantoland A quick chat with our resident Genie. Age Range 3 -10 Run Time – 7 minutes Cinderella Watch the magical transformation of Cinderella’s carriage. Age Range 3 -10 Run Time – 7 minutes Captain Jack Explore the seabed in search of Captain Jack and friends. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 10 minutes Puffer Fish Game Catch all the bubbles in your ring, how many can you get? Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 3 minutes


Cognitive Applications

Clock Shop Learn to tell the time. Age Range 3 -10 Captain Jack Math’s Learn math’s in a fun way for older children. Age Range 3 -16 Toy Shop Math’s Learn math’s for younger children. Age Range 3 -10 Anagram Game From 4 – 9 letter anagrams. Age Range 3 -Adults All Run Times – 3 minutes to 30 minutes


Skill Applications

Crazy Worlds Fun for all ages, target practice. 11 target based games. Stun the Dinosaur by aiming at his collar. Age Range 3 -16 Run Time – 3 minutes each


3D Respiratory Applications

A series of 5 new 3D Software packages have been developed applicable to all patients, but in particular those patients who have Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Primary cilia dyskinesia or a resolving chest infection. The software has been designed and developed in a way that allows the patients to carry out varied breathing techniques, using the blow device that comes as part of the 3D Pain Distraction System, whilst receiving visual feedback and interacting with the 3D games. All the software can be viewed in non 3D as well.


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Interactive Fun

As play is an important distraction vehicle, the absence of equipment can lead to treatment delays, increases in waiting times and slower recovery. Keeping patients happy is a simple task with the following solutions. 

How it Works

Our systems create an environment where stress and anxiety are reduced this helps the child to cope with illness and with being in hospital.

It also helps the child to regain confidence and self esteem alongside providing an outlet for feelings of anger and frustration.

Interactive Fun Solutions

Touch Wall

Ideal for open / waiting areas for children to engage, interact and learn whilst waiting. They come with a range of interactive games/quizzes which can be played by themselves or with other children, or as a family.


Interactive Flooring

Images are projected on to the floor and children can interact and engage with them by simply moving on or over the images. Using motion tracking, the software will respond to the movements of the children, giving cause and effects interaction. They came with a range of software and games that are suitable for all ages. The software can also be themed to match the department colour scheme or bespoke games can be developed that can help explain the environment or procedures taking place.


Interactive Immersive Walls

Images are projected on to the walls, these can be on a single wall or multiwall to give an immersive feel, a range of both interactive and non-interactive software is provided. If interaction is required this can be added by using a camera based system.


Bespoke Software Development

Amazing interactives ltd can provide a full software development service, from conception to installation, our dedicated creative development team are at hand. They have many years of experience in developing both creative and interactive content for distraction, immersion and gaming.


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Visual Relaxation

Visualisation relaxation is another way to help patients feel calm and relaxed.

There are multiple solutions below on how to improve a patients outlook on treatment.

How it Works

This technique is used to distract the brain from current worries, stresses or pain. ... If you are focused on the projected images, you cannot dedicate as much attention to those worries and stresses.

Visual Relaxation Solutions

Projection Mapping

We can map images onto any surface such as MRI machines or even the outside of buildings. When using an MRI patients are able to choose a theme from a library of motions that project on the scanner as a pleasant distraction before and during the procedure. Animations include nature images, scenic images; calming animations (virtual fish tank etc.)


Seclusion Room

Our media wall is used within a range of Mental Health facilities, from open ward environments to secure forensic settings. The media wall is an impact resistant media screen that provides options for people that reside in a space with a requirement for high safety levels. The application can be monitored by staff from a controlling PC , laptop or tablet which enables a personalised care package for each individual with additional applications being released to / withdrawn from the user as appropriate.


Wall Based Projection

Images are projected on to the walls, these can be on a single wall or multiwall to give an immersive feel, a range of both interactive and non-interactive software is provided. If interaction is required this can be added by using a camera based system.


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Pain Distraction

Amazing Interactives are specialist developers of ‘Interactive 3D’ software for the medical market. the interactive software provides distraction, engagement, and also hand and eye coordination.

How it works

The 3D system has over 30 tailor made 3D software packages which provide varying levels of distraction, for children of all ages and gender.

Pain Distraction Solutions

Mobile Systems

This highly pleasant solution offers calming relaxation and pleasurable distraction via a convenient & attractive interactive 3D system designed to be moved to any area of the hospital.


Bespoke Systems

We can create custom elements for our mobile units take a look at the one we built for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity based on their logo holding up a screen, we worked with them to design build and gained rave reviews upon delivery.



The use of 3D glasses technology within the dental & Phlebotomy sector, has allowed patients to be completely immersed in pleasurable visual surroundings to increase the comfort level during many medical procedures. These 3D video glasses can be safely used during medical procedures without disturbing the work of the medical staff, they can be used to reduce patient anxiety and improve the overall experience that patients have whilst undergoing these procedures.


Overhead Units

This highly pleasant solution offers calming relaxation and pleasurable distraction via a highly attractive ceiling mounted unit and touch screen unit.



SARCs (sexual assault referral centres) are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and forensic examinations. Amazing Interactives have installed many fixed and mobile 3D systems within these examination rooms to help patients with both anxiety and distraction during their examination process.


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Case Studies

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Meet the Chile Life/Music Therapy team at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

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Revolutionary equipment will distract youngsters from pain at Sunderland Royal

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Mini 3D Pain Distraction unit is a “World First”

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3D equipment helps ease suffering of young patients at Great North Children’s Hospital

What people say about VPOD

Quotes from parents and children, QE Gateshead, NHS

I would recommend the 3D TV as it distracted my son whilst having his bloods taken (July 2015) - parent of 4yr old child

Quotes from Children & Parents on Pain Distraction System Manchester Children’s Hospital

I enjoyed making bubbles by blowing they came right out and I made lots of them - age 7

The genie in Aladdin was funny - age 6

The fish tank was nice and made feel very relaxed - age 10

My mummy and I watched both Capt. Jack and the fish one, and we thought they were really great - age 12

I watched Cecil the sea horse he was really good - age 10

Quotes from Children & Parents on Pain Distraction System Manchester Children’s Hospital

Made me feel very relaxed - age 6

It was like magic - age 13

I felt as if I could touch the bubbles that were coming towards me, I really liked the elephant and giraffe - age 9

My favourite was Capt. jack…especially when I got swallowed up by the whale and I liked the dancing star -  age 11

Quotes from Children & Parents on Pain Distraction System Manchester Children’s Hospital

The experience was “brill”…our child was so distracted from what was being carried out on her. - Parents of child aged 10

It was really good, the 3D effects are amazing - age 14

I loved the interactive games I played for ages - age 11

I loved watching Cinderella and the frog made me laugh - age 8

Quotes from Children & Parents on Pain Distraction System Manchester Children’s Hospital

The 3D software took my mind off my operation ….Thanks - age 10

Was really great, and helped take my brothers mind off his treatment, want one for home loved it - age16, brother age 9

It was lovely and good fun, my daughter really enjoyed the 3D effects and was trying to grab the items as they came towards her - mother of child age 6

Spectacular! The bubbles looked like they were floating towards you - age 11

The following is just one of the children who made all the staff that day have a really good feeling.

I had a wonderful session with a child who needed Bloods taken who had severe learning difficulties, he had his cream on without any problem, but during the waiting time he became quite anxious, so as soon as the treatment room was free and about quarter of an hour before his time I put the " 3 D V-Pod " on with the colourful fish so he could see movement, but not sure how he would react.

" What an amazing result, he stood in front of the screen, with his arms out trying to catch the fish, saying over & over " fish - fish." He even looked at the back of the 3 D V-Pod to see if they were there (Mum said he has a fish tank in his room at home) He was so relaxed he had his bloods taken and Parents were delighted that there wasn't any problems like last time.
All the staff said it was so fantastic to see it had made such a difference to the session.
All out audit sessions with this amazing screen have been very positive for children, parents, nurses, support workers, doctors and of course I.

Ruth Wiley: Rheumatology Specialist Nurse, Royal Victoria Hospital Newcastle

We used less gas and air than expected during a painful treatment - I was very impressed.

Angela Nicoll Senior Play Specialist Stockport Children’s Hospital

We have used it for everything from cannulation, wound drain removal, dressing changes, general distraction for anxious kids seems to work really well all round. It has exceptional results when used in conjunction with Entonox for bigger more painful procedures.

Lorraine Little – Great Ormond Street (clinical researcher for the Pain Distraction system at GOSH) London

It's lovely seeing the children's reactions during the trial!

Caitlin Harrison, Child Life Specialist, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital – Fort Lauderdale

The 3D V-pod Distraction tool is a sensory experiance which allows our pediatric patients to mentally escape during a stressful procedure. It provides many avenues of therapeutic components to encourage coping techniques for the patient, and it reduces the intensity of the overall medical experience.

Graeme Gordon Brighton NHS

“They are nothing but amazing! Just used it a minute ago on a needle-phobic child – he had no anxiety doing his cannula where normally he gets really worked up, but this time very relaxed! It’s great to have them as we opened our new emergency department. They are getting well used already!”

Maria Ross-Russell, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS

“Both as Head of Dental Services and a dentist that is lucky enough to work in the surgery with the 3-D distraction system.  All the dentists working in the surgery have found it helpful when treating children and additionally, several adults with learning disabilities also enjoy the system.  We use a variety of the programs depending on the patient and some repeat visitors like to see something different each time!”

Lorna Galbraith – Play Specialist Royal Hospital for Sick Children – Edinburgh

“I have used the new system with a variety of children ages two years up to eleven years. The children have benefited from this new type of distraction with one girl asking to use it on another occasion. It as brought a new and exciting form of distraction for the children. ”

Rita Cammidge, Hospital Play Specialist. With over 18 years experience in Hospital Play at Mid Yorkshire Trust Hospital.

“I have carried out many types of distraction in our treatment room in Children's Assessment
Unit, the Ward and in anaesthetic rooms over the last 18 years, with many different age groups of children. I have witnessed different results during these sessions with various different distraction techniques all of which I can say have been remarkable experience for each of them. I have now done sessions in the Assessment Unit to see how children would cope with watching a 3 D V-Pod System with a difference. It has been remarkable.”

Emma Lear Senior Play Specialist Portland Street Hospital London

“Wow, the last week has been amazingly positive using the 3D unit and the feedback could not have been better! Used for cannulas, great for assessments for memory, educational learning of colours & counting, motivates children to reach their goals. Speech & Language Therapy - captivating, motivation and suitable for all cultures and languages, learning oral motion skills, hand eye coordination. Has relaxing and calming effects, great for distraction whilst focusing on positioning, head & trunk control. Visual Stimulation in particular depth perception, good for interactive rapport builders...”


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