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 Therapy for Suicide Prevention Training

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been at the forefront of using virtual reality to help treat patients. However, it’s not just veterans that are benefiting from using VR technology…

Augmented reality helps tackle fear of spiders

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself…

Medical use of virtual reality shows promise

Medical providers in the workers compensation sector have successfully reduced their reliance on opioids to help injured workers manage their pain, and some are experimenting with technologies such as virtual…

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…

How virtual reality can be used to treat anxiety and PTSD

Published by open access digital health research publisher JMIR Publications, the study looked into virtual reality exposure therapy, or VRET. This particular form of therapy is a method in which…

Virtual reality collaboration is transforming Veterans’ health care

On August 17, 2021, the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) and Wellovate announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative using Wellovate’s Waya Health platform to enhance the care…

Playing a virtual reality game during medical procedures can reduce pain and anxiety in children

Jeffrey Gold, PhD, a professor of clinical anesthesiology, pediatrics, psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and an investigator at The Saban Research Institute of…

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

After about seven runs through the simulation, Mr. Merkle started uncovering fragments of memory his mind had blacked out, which is a common response to trauma. He remembered the name…

Cognixion’s newest wearable is a brain-computer interface that uses AR to convert thought into speech!

This new device from Conixion uses non invasive electrodes to measure weak brain signals and to translate to commands or texts. An AI enabled algorithm can also interpret vocals commands.…