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How virtual reality could soon help stroke victims recover

Doctors could soon start prescribing an unusual solution to help stroke victims in the US: virtual reality goggles.<p>That's the hope of Switzerland-based MindMaze, which on Wednesday got a $100 million investment to bring its blend of virtual reality hardware and neuroscience to market. The …

Virtual reality could help fight depression

A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future. The pilot study worked with 15 depression patients aged 23 to 61, yielded positive results in 60 …

Virtual Reality

Could the Next Treatment for Depression Be Virtual Reality Therapy?

Sometimes, your best therapist is yourself—or at least a CGI avatar of yourself. A new study published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found …

Hoag uses virtual reality to take surgery into a new dimension

Marcus Barnes couldn’t have envisioned what he was about to see.<p>One month after successful brain surgery, the Irvine resident sat in an operating …

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British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation

A British cancer patient is set to have his operation live streamed using virtual reality technology in a world first.<p>Viewers will be able to watch the ground-breaking surgery next month using a smartphone and virtual reality headset, making them feel as if they are in the operating theatre.<p>Using …

Watch a cancer operation at any angle via Google Cardboard

Are you squeamish? You may want to look away now.<p>St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London next month will live-stream an operation on a cancer patient in 360-degree video so that it can be viewed by anyone in the world with a virtual-reality headset, including bargain-priced ones like Google …

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Virtual Reality

Exploring This Huge Virtual Heart Showed Me The Future Of Medicine

Could VR be for medicine what CAD was for architects?<p>I stand, a cyborg micronaut, in front of the biggest human heart any person has ever seen.<p>It is Arch Obler huge, a flesh pump the size of a skyscraper, but I manipulate it with god-like facility, rotating it in midair with my hands and bisecting …

6 ways virtual reality is transforming healthcare

This week a groundbreaking study showed the potential of VR as a treatment for paranoia, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg<p>It’s tempting, …

Virtual Reality

A Surgeon Goes Hands-on With Microsoft's Hololens

<b>Microsoft</b>‘s Hololens has been getting a tremendous amount of attention over the past few years. Hype has been steadily accelerating about the …

Virtual reality will bring us closer to the human condition

Here’s the potential power of VR — to create new realities where we can be what we choose to be, rather than what we are told to be or born to be.<p>Many people think that virtual reality will isolate us. This February photo of Mark Zuckerberg walking through a room filled with people wearing VR …

Virtual reality helps eight paralysed people feel their legs

Eight paralysed people have regained some feeling in their legs after training with brain-controlled robotic systems.<p>Miguel Nicolelis, at Duke …

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk into a cancer cell

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.<p>Calling his project the "stuff …

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A VR massage chair made me both happy and sad

One of the delights on show here at IFA was Medisana's VR massage chair, which pairs one of its high end devices with an Oculus Rift. Rather than sitting in a shopping mall and viewing your fellow patrons as a robot paws at your back, you can be transported somewhere more romantic. The VR headset …

Microsoft Release HoloLens Video on Future Medical Training

The Microsoft HoloLens has already been shown to work well with games like Minecraft but what about more real-world applications such as medicine. …

Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries

When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement, which relieves potentially fatal pressure. …

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Will Take Cancer Patients To A Trip For Better Hospital Experience

A partnership has been formed between the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Springbok Cares that looks …

Virtual Reality: An Emerging Game Changer In Healthcare

By Eric Williams, MFA<p>As Obamacare returns to center stage, stakeholders in the healthcare debate will look for ways to squeeze costs while improving medical care.<p>I am not a doctor, politician, or accountant. I am an Emmy Award-winning producer in interactive educational media and director of a …

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Legally Blind Man Sees Clearly For The First Time Ever, Thanks to Virtual Reality

A byte of the reality sandwich<p>With the rise of specialized hardware such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR, virtual reality (VR) is …

Virtual reality may be a new, cheaper weapon in the war on pain

It’s portable, effective and non-addictive<p>The best treatment for pain may not be a new drug, but a technology that’s seeing more investment and advancement due to its use in gaming.<p>Physicians and researchers have been experimenting with using virtual reality as a way to reduce pain for years, but …

HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.<p>Every doctor, no …

I Saw Inside the Human Brain in Augmented Reality

Meta's new headset took me inside the human brain.<p>Protesters poured into the streets of Park City, Utah on Saturday, participating in an offshoot of …

How Philips Is Using Augmented Reality to Improve Spinal Surgery

Philips is now developing real-time augmented reality technology to guide spinal surgery and make it less invasive, the Dutch company announced last …

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A virtual breakthrough in sports rehabilitation

Israeli start-up VRPhysio at the forefront of harnessing gaming technology to help treat neck, spinal and other injuries.<p>><br>• ><p>VRPHYSIO FOUNDER Eran Orr …

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The eSight 3 is an augmented reality headset designed to help the legally blind see

At first glance, eSight’s headsets look a lot like any other VR or AR gear out there. But while most virtual reality systems are built to make digital worlds more realistic, the eSight aims to do just the opposite, using augmented reality headsets and digital technology to help bring the real world …

Is Using VR Technology to Meet Your Baby Before it's Born the Future of Ultrasound?

One father-to-be's mission to find out<p>Here's a serious question for parents-to-be: Do you find yourselves becoming increasingly frustrated that you …

Artificial Intelligence Achieves Near Perfect Performance in Disease Diagnosis

Pathologists have largely diagnosed disease in the same way for the past century by manually reviewing images under microscopes to uncover any issues …

Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s Next Big Opportunity

Image: Shutterstock.com<i>(“Community Insights” are articles by members of the Techonomy community, contributing to the ongoing dialogue that is our</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

A guide to AI, machine learning and new workflow technologies at HIMSS17: Part 2 : chatbots and workflow

Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, MSIS (a HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador and @wareFLO on Twitter) comprehensively researched which vendor is showing what, …

Machine Learning

Microsoft and partners combine the cloud, AI, research and industry expertise to focus on transforming health care - The Official Microsoft Blog

<i>Microsoft announces new health-focused initiatives and solutions, and emerging strategic research partnership with UPMC</i><p>The goal is noble: Empower …