Lessons on nutrition easy to digest in virtual reality spaces

In virtual reality, a technology that produces a virtual 3D environment for the user, the team created an interactive space where students could have a hands-on — virtually speaking — experience with food to learn about portion control, as well as a lecture-based lesson that was designed to replicate how an instructor would teach a … Read more

UCL Transforms Modern Surgical Training with ARuVR and HTC VIVE

Clinicians and surgeons taking UCL’s Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery (AMIS), MSc programme are undergoing practical-based, innovative, and remote training to gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills in this specialised field. In the past, teaching complex technologies and techniques for best-in-class medical procedures required live surgery environments, to maximise engagement and retention. Source: UCL Transforms Modern Surgical Training … Read more

VR Surgery Training Might Be More Effective Than We Thought

Researchers working out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland recently conducted a study detailing how VR could be a more effective tool for surgical training compared to conventional reading and video methods as well as a practical alternative to physical simulation. Source: VR Surgery Training Might Be More Effective Than We … Read more

‘Hologram patients’ developed to help train doctors and nurses

A new partnership involving Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and the University’s Faculty of Education, brings medical training using ‘mixed reality’ technology one step closer. The project aims to make consistent, high-level and relevant clinical training more accessible across the world. Source: ‘Hologram patients’ developed to help train doctors and nurses | University of Cambridge

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

Voice-Controlled Augmented Reality Headset Assists Successful Surgery

A voice-enabled augmented reality headset aided a successful shoulder surgery at Scripps Clinic in California, a first in the region. The three-dimensional holographic view of the surgical plan projected on the patient and adjusted by voice commands improves the surgeon’s precision and the result of the surgery and could become a common element in all … Read more

Virtual reality in ophthalmology education: simulating pupil examination

It has been used with over 250 final year medical students in Queen’s University of Belfast, as part of a session called ‘The Simulated Eye Clinic’. Most had never used VR before, and there was usually a shocked but delighted reaction when they put the headset on and immediately became immersed into a virtual world. … Read more

New Center Brings Virtual Reality Research Into Focus

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the joint recipient of $4.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a new Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality. The center, known as MIXR, will help accelerate the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive media technologies — … Read more

Augmented reality: Is this the future of doctor’s appointments?

The BBC Two show Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway shows how future technology could blend with medical appointments, but how close are we to using augmented reality (AR) in our hospitals?In the show, doctors and radiologists work together with digital artists to create 3D representations of patients’ bodies. Then, the patient wears a Microsoft … Read more

Virtual Reality Used to Assess Functional Cognition

Scientists at King’s College London have developed a cognitive test that enables clinicians to assess the functional cognition of patients by enabling them to complete complex everyday tasks in virtual reality. The so-called VStore recreates a virtual shopping world that accurately mirrors the in-store shopping experience. Source: Virtual Reality Used to Assess Functional Cognition