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.

Re-association of body parts using VR

Re-association of body parts using VR

Researchers report that a re-association of the right thumb with a virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment.

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

VR for early detection of MS balance problems

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Modern VR and AR device can help simulate sight loss

Virtual/augmented reality devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma, suggests new study from City, University of London.

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Bringing physiotherapy home with VR

Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture.

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

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.

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

VR supports the treatment of children with brain injury

Research confirms the efficiency of using computer-based programmes and virtual reality for improving children's attention and social skills.

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

VR reasearch reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

The use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Is virtual reality not suited to visual memory?

Researchers have found that virtual reality may interfere with visual memory.

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