Virtual and mixed reality inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education

In this article, a team from McMaster University explains results of its latest study about efficiency of VR and AR in teaching anatomy. Immersive technologies in this case don’t help students and, in the contrary, decrease their results! It’s a good reminder that the technology alone can’t solve all problems. Solutions have to be imagined … Read more

Cosmetic Surgeons See Growing Trend, Dangers of ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’

We have many examples on this website of benefices of immersive technologies for plastic reconstruction, reparative surgery or post-traumatic treatments. But there is also a dark side of these uses, especially when it transforms our perception of reality and our perception of our body. Since 2 years, surgeons have seen the development of a strange … Read more

Taiwan university develops VR horseback riding

The National Pingtung University in Taiwan develop a very special device of VR to help patients in the rehabilitation period : an horseback riding simulator. Combining immersion and game, the system is very useful to increase patient motivation! In collaboration with Golden Hospital in the southern county of Pingtung, National Pingtung University developed the system … Read more

Osso VR wins Air Force research grant

The company Osso VR enters the SBIR program of the U.S. Air Force to explore the potential of virtual reality surgical training “on the field”. Osso VR said this week that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Air Force. The first phase of the project includes a … Read more

Doctors In Zambia Use ‘Virtual Reality’ Developed At SMU To Train Surgeons

A team from Southern Methodist University (SMU) use virtual reality to train surgeons in Zambia. This is a concret use of Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator (VRSS) developed at SMU with the support of the Medical Research Council (UK). This cost effective device is easy to deploy in hospital and surgeons can use it quickly. First results … Read more

La VR, la réalité virtuelle m’anesthésie

Cet article de RFI revient sur les utilisations actuelles de la réalité virtuelle dans les procédure d’anesthésie. L’auteur met en particulier en lumière l’entreprise HypnoVR (Strasbourg) qui travaille depuis de nombreuses années sur le sujet. Les effets hypnotiques des images de la réalité virtuelle font l’objet de multiples expérimentations dans le monde. Au Royaume-Uni, l’Imperial … Read more

Using augmented reality and presence to treat Arachnophobia

In this article, a study from Wayne State University’s Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic is presented. Situational therapy using AR is not new, but here you will find interesting results of a clinical trail (90 participants). Experiment was done with Hololens 1 (Microsoft) glasses and specific applications. Next steps presented in this article are … Read more