Augmented and Virtual Reality in Dermatology—Where Do We Stand and What Comes Next?

As the skin is an accessible organ and many dermatological diagnostics still rely on the visual examination and palpation of the lesions, dermatology could be dramatically impacted by augmented and virtual reality technologies. If the emergence of such tools raised enormous interest in the dermatological community, we must admit that augmented and virtual reality have … Read more

Learning anatomy by virtual reality and augmented reality. A scope review

During the last century, there were no significant changes in the teaching methods of anatomy in universities, predominating expositive lectures, and anatomy laboratory activities. With the advent of new technologies, simulators, augmented reality, and virtual reality, new teaching possibilities have emerged that may provide assistance and, in some situations, replace traditional methods of teaching. In … Read more

Magic Leap grants healthcare startups access to its new AR headset ahead of mid-2022 release

Ahead of a planned enterprise release later this year, Magic Leap has provided a group of healthcare companies with early access to its second-generation augmented reality headset. One of the companies, SentiAR, offers software that allows doctors to see a 3D model of a patient’s heart while they’re operating them. Another company, Brainlab, wants to … Read more

‘Virtual reality is genuine reality’ so embrace it, says philosopher

“A common way of thinking about virtual realities is that they’re somehow fake realities, that what you perceive in VR isn’t real. I think that’s wrong,” he told the Guardian. “The virtual worlds we’re interacting with can be as real as our ordinary physical world. Virtual reality is genuine reality.” Source: ‘Virtual reality is genuine … Read more

How virtual reality will change how we see ourselves and therapy

There are huge implications for cheap, commonplace, and high-functioning virtual reality, things that Descartes could only dream of. In a fascinating piece, Joakim Vindenes from the University of Bergen writes that this “Virtual Embodiment” in a simulated body has many practical applications:“It can be exploited to reduce implicit racial bias, make offenders of domestic violence … Read more

2022 forecast: AR, VR poised to send medtech into the next dimension

A recent market research report estimated that between 2021 and 2026, the market for virtual reality in healthcare will grow by nearly 35% annually, swelling the market to more than $40 billion. Source: 2022 forecast: AR, VR poised to send medtech into the next dimension | FierceBiotech