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.

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality helps to treat fear of heights

Researchers have developed a VR app to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy.

A metalens for AR and VR

A metalens for AR and VR

Researchers have developed a millimeter-size flat lens for #virtualreality and #augmentedreality platforms.

VR training improves motor control

VR training improves motor control

A virtual reality (VR) based method benefits rehabilitation and sports training by increasing bodily awareness an improving motor control.

What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down?

What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down?

Using virtual reality, researchers found that people differ in how much they are influenced by their visual environment.

VR applied to rehabilitation for stroke patients

VR applied to rehabilitation for stroke patients

VR-based rehabilitation programs are becoming an important complement to conventional motor therapy for stroke patients and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.

AR makes chemistry and biology accessible everywhere

AR makes chemistry and biology accessible everywhere

A new website allows teachers and students to explore concepts from chemistry and biology by manipulating virtual molecules in augmented reality.

Creating an accessible surgery simulator

Creating an accessible surgery simulator

Researchers are developing a simulator that could be used to train both surgeons who are in the early stages of their career and those who are more experienced.

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