AppliedVR Secures $29M Funding to Pursue FDA Approval for VR Pain Management Tech 

A good news for the US company AppliedVR with this round. This allow them to improve their VR pain management system for a FDA approval. AppliedVR has worked with over 200 healthcare provider organizations across the globe, including Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). The company says in a … Read more

Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June … Read more

Balancing Virtual and In-Person Health Care

We believe a cleaner approach is dedicated sessions of all in-person or all virtual care where the practice setting can be optimized. When offering virtual care, providers will need dedicated equipment, space, and focus to efficiently deliver virtually in a block of time. They can use smart devices (phones and tablets) for virtual visits but … Read more

VR & Brain Health Talk from USC SMART-VR Center

USC SMART-VR’s first talk on “VR & Brain Health” features Amir Bozorgzadeh (CEO of Virtuleap) and Jessica Ackerman (Clinical Liaison to XRHealth); co-hosted by Associate Professor & Director of The Pa Laboratory Judy Pa, joined by PhD student Ashwin Sakhare of The Pa Laboratory. The USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (USC … Read more

Digital Health In Plastic Surgery And Cosmetics

When it comes to reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, it might prove challenging to visualize the end results on the actual patient. However, with AR technology, patients can see how their appearance changes after a procedure, even before entering the OT. As usual, The Medical Futurist made a very impressive summary of the evolution of digital … Read more

Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use 

In this short summary you may be surprised by the high fraction of AR users in healthcare buildings domain. As in other fields of construction, augmented reality is now a mandatory technology to accelerate projects. According to the report “2021 State of Augmented Reality in Facilities Management,” 30 percent of healthcare buildings are using augmented … Read more

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown

Lead author, Dr. Alessandro Siani, from the University’s School of Biological Sciences, said: “VR appears to have had a striking and positive impact on people’s mental and physical wellbeing during periods of forced lockdown.”Participants reported that ‘exer-gaming’ using a VR headset resulted in considerably more vigorous physical activity than doing so using a traditional gaming … Read more