‘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

A new study suggests VR could aid research on the brain

That’s according to a team from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. It conducted a study to monitor neural activity when humans are emotionally charged, and trialed a cutting-edge technique to get there: using the immersive power of virtual reality. Participants were given VR glasses that transported them into … Read more

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

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

See How Virtual Reality Is Helping Scientists Collaborate On Drug Design And Discovery

“Technology has constantly fueled new insights, discoveries and innovations,” said Steve McCloskey, CEO, Nanome, “After the invention of the microscope we were able to see things we never could, visualization drives scientific insight.”That new visualization is coming in the form of a virtual reality (VR) application that allows scientists, doctors and researchers to virtually collaborate … Read more

Is the use of augmented reality-assisted surgery beneficial in urological education? A systematic review

Google Glass is an optical head-mounted display that has been used in multiple medical and surgical settings to enhance delivery of education and training. This systematic review focuses solely on the use of this technology in urology operating theaters for the purpose of surgical education. Source: Is the use of augmented reality-assisted surgery beneficial in … Read more

VR visualization supports research on molecular networks

The larger and more complex networks are, the more difficult their visualization on the screen becomes. Conventional computer programs quickly reach their limits. This challenge was addressed by network scientist Jörg Menche and his research group at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. They developed a VR platform … Read more

Effects of Tooth Brushing Training, Based on Augmented Reality Using a Smart Toothbrush, on Oral Hygiene Care among People with Intellectual Disability in Korea

Sometime, use of augmented reality can be very concrete. In this study from the Kangwon National University (Korea), authors show that using AR training with smart toothbrush helps people with intellectual disabilities to greatly improve oral hygiene. As a result, it was shown that tooth-brushing training based on AR using a smart toothbrush was more … Read more

Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Medicine: Analysis of the Scientific Literature

In this bibliometric research based on 8399 papers, authors analyse majors topics of scientific articles about immersive technologies in healthcare. If these technologies was used in many domains, most of work target pain control and physical rehabilitation. The analysis was based on data from 8399 papers. Major research themes were diagnostic and surgical procedures, as … Read more