Virtual Reality Used to Assess Functional Cognition

Scientists at King’s College London have developed a cognitive test that enables clinicians to assess the functional cognition of patients by enabling them to complete complex everyday tasks in virtual reality. The so-called VStore recreates a virtual shopping world that accurately mirrors the in-store shopping experience. Source: Virtual Reality Used to Assess Functional Cognition

NUHS testing AI, AR to help locate hard-to-find veins in some patients, Tech News News & Top Stories

The National University Health System (NUHS) announced on Friday (Dec 3) that a team under it has developed AI software that can be used with Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 AR headset to detect a patient’s veins.The process involves a healthcare worker, like a nurse, pasting a sticker on the patient’s arm so that the software can … Read more

Virtual reality training at Lakeland immerses surgical technology students into 3-D operating room

The surgical technology program at Lakeland Community College recently acquired new software intending to give students a feel for what it’s like to work in an operating room. According to the program, PeriopSim and PeriopSimVR use lifelike imagery and gaming technology to immerse students in a 3-D world. The simulation apps work by students donning … 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

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

Activ Surgical raises $45M to develop software suite

Activ Surgical, a Boston-based software developer for robotic surgery, raised $45 million in Series B funding. The funding will support the commercial availability of its ActivInsights software suite, which includes an augmented reality-based overlay that displays tissue perfusion in real time without the use of traditional dyes. Source: Activ Surgical raises $45M to develop software … Read more

NEBH orthopedic surgeons perform total hip replacement using innovative augmented reality-guided technology

A new “first-ever” augmented reality guided surgery has been done by a team of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). This time, it was a total hip replacement and again benefits are clear in term of total surgical time and patient recovery (due to minimally-invasive surgical approach). “This is the first joint replacement technology using augmented reality … Read more

Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June … Read more

VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics will Revolutionize Medicine

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), they think of a gaming technology and big, funny-looking goggles. But VR is so much more than that. When used in the right way, at the right time, VR leverages our power to imagine when we need it the most and can help improve quality of life. … 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