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

A Review on the Applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Surgical Simulation: An Extension to Different Kinds of Surgery

In this very complete review, authors explain how AR and VR are now mandatory in surgery training and why visual rendering and haptic feedback are the key points of success. The key components for incorporating VR into surgical simulators are visual and haptic rendering. These components ensure that the user is completely immersed in the … Read more

Telemedicine and Virtual Reality for Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Roadmap for the COVID-19 Pandemic

VR has a number of advantages over traditional rehabilitation approaches. First, VR has a high level of ecological validity because of the sensorimotor interaction between the user and the virtual environment, allowing to transfer skills from virtual to real word. Second, the compliance and the satisfaction of the patient when interacting with the enriched computer-generated … Read more

Real-time Augmented Reality Three-dimensional Guided Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Preliminary Experience and Evaluation of the Impact on Surgical Planning

AR-3D guided surgery is useful for improving the real-time identification of the index lesion and allows changing of the NS approach in approximately one out of three cases, with overall appropriateness of 94.4%. In this article, authors measure the improvement of accuracy in a prostatectomy du to AR guided tool. Source: Real-time Augmented Reality Three-dimensional … Read more