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 helps measure vulnerability to stress

VR helps measure vulnerability to stress

Behavioral scientists have developed a virtual reality test that assesses a person’s vulnerability to stress while exploring immersive environments.

VR: Concurrent sharing of avatar by two individuals

VR: Concurrent sharing of avatar by two individuals

Researchers have developed a method for two individuals to share an avatar in Virtual Reality.

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

Researchers have developed a wrist-worn device for 3D hand pose estimation. The system consists of a camera that captures images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network.

Exposure therapy in VR to prevent disorders

Exposure therapy in VR to prevent disorders

VR can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET).

VR allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

VR allows scientists to 'walk' inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to 'walk' inside and analyse individual cells could be used to develop new treatments for disease.

Virtual rehab for stroke patients

Virtual rehab for stroke patients

Researchers have been putting virtual reality rehabilitation for stroke survivors to the test.

VR trains public to reverse opioid overdoses

VR trains public to reverse opioid overdoses

Researchers developed a virtual reality immersive video aimed at training and motivating people to save lives from opioid overdoses.

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