Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found.
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.
Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.
The use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
A new study has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media.
Watching immersive 3D videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain.
Ophthalmologists developed a simulation that helps patients, families and health professionals understand what progressive vision loss feels like.
A new study enhances our understanding of how the brain learns in virtual reality.
Combining learning in virtual reality and brain scans, researchers describes how a temporal map of memories is created in the entorhinal cortex.
Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room.