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.

Artificial intelligence betters holographic displays

Artificial intelligence betters holographic displays

Researchers are developing new techniques for improving 3D displays for virtual and augmented reality technologies.

Touch screens to enable users to 'feel' objects

Touch screens to enable users to 'feel' objects

Reseachers are working to better define how the finger interacts with a device with the hope of aiding in the further development of technology that goes beyond sensing and reacting to your touch.

Virtual reality improves mental health of cancer patients

Virtual reality improves mental health of cancer patients

Using VR, the patients felt improvements to their mental health and reported feeling less nervous, anxious, or on edge after the trial.

Like yin and yang: mindful breathing for pain control

Like yin and yang: mindful breathing for pain control

Researchers compared traditional mindful breathing and virtual reality, 3D-guided mindful breathing to reduce pain.

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.

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.

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.

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