Augmented reality & virtual reality

Extended reality applications like virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality transform the practice of medicine. We report on their widespread use – from the use in the operating room to clinical medicine, drug development, medical training and education, to treatment in pain management, psychology and psychiatry.

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

The use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Researchers have found that virtual reality may interfere with visual memory.

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Augmedics launches AR guidance system for surgery

Groundbreaking AR system allows surgeons to visualize anatomy in real time – as if they have “x-ray vision” – and accurately guide their instruments and implants.

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

Human ‘check engine’ lights not far away

A scientist thinks the future of health care looks like the blinking check engine light on the dashboard of your car.

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Barking up the wrong tree with virtual reality

Researcher used virtual reality to trick 20 patients with with intermittent arterial claudication, and discovered that they could suddenly walk much further.

VR could help flu vaccination rates

VR could help flu vaccination rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination.

VR and MR inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education?

VR and MR inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education?

A new study has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media.

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