New medical society studies how metaverse will change healthcare

The medical community recently inaugurated a society to research how to apply metaverse, a convergence of virtual and physical space, to the healthcare sector.On Thursday, professors from the Seoul National University College of Medicine launched the “Medical Metaverse Research Society.”The group ai Source: New medical society studies how metaverse will change healthcare < Device/ICT < … 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

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

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

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

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

FDA clears augmented reality smartglasses for guiding knee replacement surgeries

Built into a pair of glasses, the newly FDA-cleared Knee+ system uses a camera to help judge the alignment of instruments and the knee joint itself within the surgeon’s field of view, without requiring them to change their surgical technique.Instead, the French developer relies on a series of braces labeled with QR codes that can be read … Read more

Are Biotech Startups Ready for Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is increasingly being used to maintain and optimize biomanufacturing processes, which can bring economic benefits for biotech and pharma companies long term. In addition, the technology can provide remote work and knowledge-sharing options, which have proven particularly relevant in pandemic times. However, especially for small to medium-sized life science companies, a better … Read more

La start-up libanaise, Proximie, lève 38 millions de dollars

Proximie, une startup spécialisée dans la numérisation de la chirurgie fondée par Nadine Hachach Haram, une Libanaise chirurgienne de formation, vient de lever 38 millions en série B auprès des investisseurs internationaux F-Prime Capital, Questa Capital, Eight Roads, Maverick Ventures.La startup avait déjà levé plus de 11 millions en série A, notamment auprès des fonds … Read more