The Trend of Metaverse and Augmented & Virtual Reality Extending to the Healthcare System

The Metaverse is still in its nascent stage and evolving continuously, having a huge potential in health care to combine the technologies of AI, AR/VR, web 3.0, Internet of medical devices, and quantum computing, along with robotics to give a new direction to healthcare systems. From improving surgical precision to therapeutic usage and more, the … Read more

History of virtual reality and augmented reality in neurosurgical training

Knowledge of the history and conceptual underpinnings of these technologies is useful to understand their current and future applications to neurosurgical training. The technological precursors for VR and AR were introduced as early as the 1800s, and draw from the fields of entertainment, flight simulation, and education. However, computer software and processing speeds needed to … Read more

Augmented Reality to Enhance the Clinical Eye: The Improvement of ADL Evaluation by Mean of a Sensors Based Observation

The paper proposes the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in a rehabilitative clinical setting with the purpose of supporting the therapist during the clinical observation by providing real-time augmentations using an Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display. Developed in the context of project AUSILIA (Assisted Unit for Simulating Independent Living Activities), the solution has the objective to … Read more

The Applicability of Virtual Reality-Based Training for Controlling Anger in Aggressive Individuals

These results indicate that the VR environments can provide an effective means of trainings for managing anger. Therefore, further research on the effectiveness of the VR-based anger control training program is worthy conducting in individuals who express excessive aggression. Source: The Applicability of Virtual Reality-Based Training for Controlling Anger in Aggressive Individuals | Cyberpsychology, Behavior, … Read more

The role and effectiveness of augmented reality in patient education: A systematic review of the literature

Quantitative results indicated that the use of AR had a positive effect on knowledge retention and patient satisfaction. Qualitative findings suggested that patients liked the technology and felt comfortable with its use for educational purposes. The quality of the retrieved results was shown to be moderate to low. Source: The role and effectiveness of augmented … Read more

Automated virtual reality therapy to treat agoraphobic avoidance and distress in patients with psychosis (gameChange): a multicentre, parallel-group, single-blind, randomised, controlled trial in England with mediation and moderation analyses

Automated VR therapy led to significant reductions in anxious avoidance of, and distress in, everyday situations compared with usual care alone. The mediation analysis indicated that the VR therapy worked in accordance with the cognitive model by reducing anxious thoughts and associated protective behaviours. Source: Automated virtual reality therapy to treat agoraphobic avoidance and distress … Read more

Virtual Reality Training Improves Balance for Patients With Parkinson Disease

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined the use of VR to improve balance in patients with PD. The authors conducted the study because previous reviews have found inconsistent conclusions about the efficacy of VR for this population. Source: Virtual Reality Training Improves Balance for Patients With Parkinson Disease

Effectiveness of Augmented Reality in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Meta-Analysis

Augmented reality (AR)-based rehabilitation shows potential to improve upper and lower limb function after stroke. This study aims to review the effect of AR technology in the recovery of the upper and lower limb function in stroke patients. Published randomized controlled trials and observational investigations with adult stroke patients were retrieved from five electronic databases … Read more

Can virtual reality make therapy more effective?

And when it comes to therapy, it would open up to a new subset of people who do not feel comfortable with regular face-to-face interactions, Dr Rogers added.“It might also enable therapists to conduct therapy more effectively at a distance, as a person can be in the therapist room (in virtual reality) while seated in … Read more

A virtual reality ‘Shopping Task’ could help test for cognitive decline in adults

Prof Sukhi Shergill, the study’s lead author from King’s IoPPN and Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) said, “Virtual Reality appears to offer us significant advantages over more traditional pen-and-paper methods. The simple act of going to a shop to collect and pay for a list of items is something that we are all familiar … Read more