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.

Beautiful virtual reality setting could reduce pain

Beautiful virtual reality setting could reduce pain

Being immersed in a stunning 'virtual' Icelandic landscape can reduce the pain caused by uncomfortable medical procedures.

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

The team of the Dynamic HIPS are working on a hip replacement simulator that will help future surgeons to practice the intervention and develop a reality-based feeling for the procedure.

Using virtual reality for promoting vaccination

Using virtual reality for promoting vaccination

Random passersby got the opportunity to try a new virtual reality game, when researchers visited a park to test the efficiency of VR technology within health information.

AR apps are designed mainly for youngsters

AR apps are designed mainly for youngsters

A study exploring the use of augmented reality to support older adults finds the user interface is sometimes confusing for those aged 50+.

Pediatric burn patients: virtual reality as pain relief

Pediatric burn patients: virtual reality as pain relief

The use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes icould helps to relief the pain for pediatric patients.

Robot-assisted surgery: Putting the reality in VR

Robot-assisted surgery: Putting the reality in VR

Cardiac surgeons may be able to better plan operations and improve their surgical field view with the help of a robot.

A mental health app for young people

A mental health app for young people

A computer cames graduate has helped a tech start-up to develop a new augmented reality app which provides round-the-clock mental health support to young people.

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