Virtual reality tool to be used in the fight against disease

Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now revolutionized the way this data is analyzed—by using 3D video gaming technology. The study is published in the journal … Read more

VR treatment for chronic pain gets FDA authorization

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a virtual reality system as a prescription treatment for chronic back pain, the agency announced today. The therapy, called EaseVRx, joins the short list of digital therapeutics cleared by the agency over the past few years. EaseVRx includes a VR headset and a device that amplifies the sound of … Read more

AppliedVR scores $36M for virtual reality pain management

AppliedVR, developer of virtual reality therapeutics, has scooped up $36 million in Series B funding months after it closed a Series A round. The Series B, which included investments from F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures and SVB Ventures, brought the company’s total raise to $71 million. Source: AppliedVR scores $36M for virtual reality … Read more

How virtual reality can be used to treat anxiety and PTSD

Published by open access digital health research publisher JMIR Publications, the study looked into virtual reality exposure therapy, or VRET. This particular form of therapy is a method in which patients are steadily exposed to a traumatic stimulus with the help of virtual environments. So not confronting the traumatic stimuli in its actual form, but … Read more

How can virtual reality improve education and training?

Results in the study show that VR training is, on average, more effective than traditional training, developing students’ technical, practical, and socio-emotional skills. Results are particularly promising in the fields of health and safety, engineering, and technical education. In general, results reveal that students exposed to VR training, score higher in learning assessments, than students … Read more

How VR Technology Can Be of Help to Surgeons

The healthcare industry requires constant development and innovation. One of the notable cases at the intersection of medicine and IT is the use of software with VR and AR by doctors to cope with their professional tasks. These technologies have acquired particular relevance over the past year. We’ll share how robots teach doctors, assist in … Read more

Fresenius Medical Care uses virtual reality technology to train patients for home dialysis

In peritoneal dialysis, which is used by about 11 percent of the approximately 3.7 million dialysis patients worldwide, the lining of the patient’s abdominal cavity – the peritoneum – acts as the filter for cleaning the blood. To learn how to correctly use Fresenius Medical Care’s stay•safe System for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), home … Read more

Virtual reality collaboration is transforming Veterans’ health care

On August 17, 2021, the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) and Wellovate announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative using Wellovate’s Waya Health platform to enhance the care provided to Veterans. By collaborating with VHA IE, Waya Health’s innovative virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality tools enable Veterans to partake in VR immersion … Read more

FDA OKs Virtual-Reality Device to Correct Vision Disorder in Kids

The FDA approved the digital therapeutic device Luminopia One for pediatric amblyopia, or lazy eye.The device is approved for children ages 4 to 7 years with anisometropia and/or strabismus and is available by prescription only. By means of a virtual reality headset, the device plays therapeutically modified television programs and movies that help correct the … Read more

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Cardiac Surgery – PubMed

Virtual and augmented reality can be defined as a threedimensional real-world simulation allowing the user to directly interact with it. Throughout the years, virtual reality has gained great popularity in medicine and is currently being adopted for a wide range of purposes. Due to its dynamic anatomical nature, permanent drive towards decreasing invasiveness, and strive … Read more