In addition to studying the effects of media, researchers also explore how new media interventions can be used to prevent, diagnose, or rehabilitate certain medical conditions. The studies below examine how music, video games, and text messaging can be used as health care interventions.
- Certain music interventions provided by music therapists can affects the heart rate and activity level of premature infants.
- Teenerags receiving care for their burn wounds reported feeling less pain when playing games with a virtual reality set than without using virtual reality.
- Text messages can help children with self-monitoring, if used in conjunction with other interventions.