LISTEN: Dr Jim Ang, senior lecturer at the Uni of Kent, says they've done a study which suggests virtual reality could improve performance and reduce pain while exercising - 02/10/18

Oct 01, 2018, 11:01 PM

A study at the Uni of Kent's found the use of virtual reality could reduce pain and improve performance during exercise.

80 people held the same dumbbell up with their arm for as long as they could - while half did it while wearing a V-R headset, which animated the weight to look smaller.

Results showed people with the headset carried the weight for longer and had a lower heart rate.

Dr Jim Ang is one of the researchers.