VR has the potential to help patients with sensory, cognitive and motor-related disabilities who are unable to use traditional art media in therapeutic ways.
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.
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.
Researchers have developed a technology to help clinicians "see" and map patient pain in real-time, through special augmented reality glasses.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are pioneering virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation for stroke survivors, using low cost videogame technology.
Researchers are pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with virtual reality technology to create a method that allows researchers to “step inside” their biological data.
VR can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
Children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass.
Researchers have developed a virtual reality therapy game (iVRT) which could provide relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues.
Training in virtual environment helps patients with Parkinson's disease improve balance and avoid obstacles while walking.
Doctors can now practice in VR medical emergencies, to improve care for patients with diabetes in the real world.
Playing games in virtual reality could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have shown that they can use online neurofeedback to modify an individual's arousal state to improve performance in a demanding sensory motor task.
With the integration of HaptX Gloves, FundamentalVR demonstrates the ability to integrate its Surgical Haptic Intelligence Engine with third-party devices.