New simulator allows people to experience the effects of migraines

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- Andy Cohen, an Emmy Award-winning host, producer and author has teamed up with Excedrin to create a simulation that will allow people to experience what a migraine actually feels like.

The Migraine Experience uses technology to let non-sufferers safely experience the symptoms of a migraine including disorientation, aura, sensitivity to light and blurred vision. By using augmented reality, a non-sufferer experiences his or her everyday scenario (i.e. typing an email, using a smart phone, eating lunch) while the migraine symptoms alter what they're actually seeing or trying to do.

Andy Cohen spoke with Lisa Hart this morning to discuss his work on the simulation and her personal battle with experiencing migraines.

Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of 'Watch What Happens Live,' Bravo's late night talk show. He also hosts 'Radio Andy,' a personally curated channel on SiriusXM focused on pop culture, celebrities, lifestyle and relationships.

Migraines affect an estimated 36 million people in the United States. Cohen said the simulator seeks to unlock a new level of understanding around the condition.