Virtual Reality for drug discovery is for real!

As virtual reality technologies becomes more and more accessible, R&D team in biotech try different approaches to use it in they every-day work. In this article, authors explain how it can be used to see (and even to feel!) complex molecular 3D geometry. The exemple of the exploration of this field by Novartis with the … Read more

First Major Trial Of VR Therapy For Serious Mental Health Conditions Launches

U.K. National Institute of Health Research has launched a really big project (£4 million funded) to test the efficiency of VR in mental health therapy. This project is called “gameChange” and it evolves many partners (both private and public). In particular, it will test VR products of Oxford VR start-up. The first large-scale trial on … Read more

La réalité virtuelle pour découvrir des médicaments ?

En recherche et en particulier en biologie, les appareils modernes permettent de récupérer de grandes quantités de données sur les expériences. Même si les progrès de l’ intelligence artificielle permettent de trier et de comprendre de mieux en mieux ces paramètres, les chercheurs doivent pouvoir facilement se les représenter. Pour cela la réalité virtuelle offre … Read more

Mixed Reality Will Soon Be in the Service of Science Labs

In this article you will find a presentation of Holo4Labs tools and a description of potential uses of augmented reality in a science laboratory. This product is in fact a HMI (human-machine interface) to the software solution4labs. In HCS Pharma we have presented a very similar view of the future of laboratories at Forum Labo … Read more

Recherche : ils jouent avec des molécules en réalité virtuelle

La réalité virtuelle est de plus en plus utilisée pour “voir” les structures complexes des molécules et pour comprendre les interactions entre composés. L’imagerie 3D est aussi une potentielle utilisatrice de ces technologies. C’est d’ailleurs un des axes de recherche porté par HCS Pharma dans le but de mieux interpréter les résultats des analyses 3D. … Read more

Operative Anatomy of the Human Skull: A Virtual Reality Expedition

In this article, authors explain the creation of a high quality 3D model of human cranial vault. They also show the benefice of this medication for surgery training, education, and research. The skull models that were presented have the potential to serve as a novel method of understanding cranial anatomy with an emphasis on accuracy, completeness, … Read more

A Hand‐Eye Calibration Method for Augmented Reality Applied to Computer‐Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

In this article authors present a new calibration method to increase the precision of the position for a Hololens. Using external system combined with embedded SLAM and a “hand‐eye” based approach, it could be possible to lowered uncertainty on Virtual/Real position close to 3 mm. Augmented reality (AR) allows the surgeon to represent holographic patient‐specific … Read more

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Science?

In this article, Martijn Roelandse introduces a “mixed-reality Hackathon” hosted by Springer Nature and dedicated to exploration of new uses of AR and VR in sciences. It’s very interesting to see that today, many 3D observations (made with confocal devices for example) are still seen on 2D screens! Immersive technologies could revolutionize it, maybe more … Read more

An Augmented Reality Microscope for Cancer Detection

Google present a great combination between Machine Learning and augmented reality to help pathologists to identify cancers. The presented device is “only” a lightly modified light microscope with real-time analyzing computer. The result is directly displayed in the pathologist field of view. Applications of deep learning to medical disciplines including ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, and pathology … Read more

Bringing virtual reality to the lab at Novartis

At Novartis, virtual reality is used to understand complex interactions between molecules. It’s a way to facilitate communication between chemist and biologist about drug design and protein’s interactions.   Viktor Hornak, an investigator in the Global Discovery Chemistry department at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), is driving an effort to adapt VR tools for use … Read more