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.

The application of XR in mental health care

The application of XR in mental health care

The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of extended reality as a tool for investigation, assessment, and management in mental healthcare.

Different affections of VR

Different affections of VR

While very little is known on the effects of immersive VR on adults, there is next to no knowledge on the impact of such systems on the sensorimotor abilities of young children.

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Augmented reality helps tackle arachnophobia

Researchers have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders.

Virtual reality used in creative arts therapies

Virtual reality used in creative arts therapies

Virtual reality is an emerging as a tool in creative arts therapies. Now, researchers examined the differences in prefrontal cortex activation between two distinct drawing tasks in VR.

“XR is fusing surgical reality with medical images”

“XR is fusing surgical reality with medical images”

Egidijus Pelanis, a medical doctor at Oslo University Hospital, explains how extended realities is applied in the operating room.

Tactile holograms could help train surgeons

Tactile holograms could help train surgeons

Engineers have developed a new way to create the sensation of physically interacting with holographic projections.

Mixed reality enhances brain surgery

Mixed reality enhances brain surgery

A research program explores the use of mixed reality for enabling surgeons to identify brain tumors quickly and precisely.

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