Researchers from Ohio University have found
that people can relieve stress
by viewing natural landscapes
using virtual reality headsets.
Knowing that people's heart rate and blood pressure drop, as well as the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, when outdoors, the researchers wondered if this could be the case in nature, recreated in virtual reality
in front of a person's eyes. More specifically, can simulations of nature reduce the stress of people working in healthcare facilities during a pandemic?