New Center Brings Virtual Reality Research Into Focus

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the joint recipient of $4.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a new Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality. The center, known as MIXR, will help accelerate the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive media technologies — … Read more

Augmented reality: Is this the future of doctor’s appointments?

The BBC Two show Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway shows how future technology could blend with medical appointments, but how close are we to using augmented reality (AR) in our hospitals?In the show, doctors and radiologists work together with digital artists to create 3D representations of patients’ bodies. Then, the patient wears a Microsoft … Read more

Augmented and Virtual Reality in Dermatology—Where Do We Stand and What Comes Next?

As the skin is an accessible organ and many dermatological diagnostics still rely on the visual examination and palpation of the lesions, dermatology could be dramatically impacted by augmented and virtual reality technologies. If the emergence of such tools raised enormous interest in the dermatological community, we must admit that augmented and virtual reality have … Read more

Stanford launches first class taught completely in virtual reality

Communication professor Jeremy Bailenson has formatted his class COMM 166/266: “Virtual People” to take place in virtual reality (VR) after 20 years of teaching the subject and seeing the technology develop. It is the first class set entirely in VR in Stanford’s history. Source: Stanford launches first class taught completely in virtual reality | The … Read more

How can virtual reality improve education and training?

Results in the study show that VR training is, on average, more effective than traditional training, developing students’ technical, practical, and socio-emotional skills. Results are particularly promising in the fields of health and safety, engineering, and technical education. In general, results reveal that students exposed to VR training, score higher in learning assessments, than students … 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

Surgeons cautiously embrace medical metaverse

At the Future Surgery Show in London, it was clear that surgeons were cautiously embracing a medical metaverse to improve collaboration and medical outcomes. In many ways, the surgical industry has been a leader in embracing cutting-edge technologies like surgical robots, augmented reality, and improved patient modeling. It was equally clear that these pieces are … Read more

School of Nursing introduces a new, cost-effective form of training: Virtual reality

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing uses today the immersive solution developed by Oxford Medical Simulation to train nurses to be prepared for difficult situations. Theses tools wasn’t use alone but with other methods like manikins, live actors and clinical visits with hospital patients. This program was boosted by the pandemic situation, as students weren’t allowed … Read more

ASTRA: surgical training system for fetal surgery based on augmented reality and game technology

Discover the project ASTRA, one of projects funded by EPIC MegaGrants. Using the Unreal Engine and Magic Leap augmented reality glasses this project develops a training method for very complex fetuses surgery. Creating a surgical training system based on augmented reality is the main goal of project ASTRA, thanks to funding by EPIC MegaGrants and … Read more