Get this – Ismo Karttunen, a Finnish inventor, came up with the idea to distract you with music videos from Christina Aguilera and Ashley Simpson (or anybody) while you’re getting your root canal. You just slip on the high-tech goggles and hopefully your mind wonders elsewhere.
From New Scientist:
Dentists testing the glasses in Finland asked patients to raise their hand if they wanted a local anaesthetic injection. Patients wearing the goggles went longer without pain relief than those with no specs, says Karttunen.
Anyone else think that dentist looks a little too excited?