virtual reality

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.

VR training improves physical and cognitive functions

VR training improves physical and cognitive functions

Researchers have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits.

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

One of the crucial future technologies in surgery is Augmented Reality. Most experts agree that AR will increase safety and efficiency, improve surgical training and decrease costs.

3D hand-sensing wristband

3D hand-sensing wristband

Researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device and developed software that allows continuous tracking of the entire human hand in 3D.

Wearable haptics make virtual objects feel real

Wearable haptics make virtual objects feel real

Researchers have created soft actuators that can simulate the feeling of touching a virtual object with your fingers.

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Closer threats inspire a more primitive kind of fear

Using VR to make threats appear near or far is what makes it harder to extinguish the fear of a close-up threat and more likely that you’ll have some long-term stress from the experience.

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