Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment

A research team of USC (University of Southern California) have made a system to help people with low vision to better see obstacles. The principle is quite simple : object around the user is scanned and overlapped with distinct colors through Hololens glasses. Results are very impressive despite severe limitations due to hardware. In a … Read more

Une start-up de Perpignan propose des randonnées virtuelles aux personnes à mobilité réduite

Vythisi est une jeune entreprise de Perpignan qui propose des balades en vidéos 360°. Testées dans plusieurs établissements, l’effet de ces expériences a été surprenante pour l’équipe de l’entreprise et pour le personnel soignant. “Je vois des bateaux, j’entends le clapotis de l’eau, la mer est magnifique !, s’enthousiasme le retraité, ancien passionné de randonnée. … Read more

La réalité virtuelle au service de la rééducation de la tétraplégie

source image : http://www.defisdhommes.fr Ce projet porté par Paul Monnier (fondateur de l’association Défis d’hommes) et le studio de réalité virtuelle ICEBERG, l’objectif est d’aider à la rééducation des membres supérieurs. Présenté au festival Futur(e)s, le système est en test depuis un an au centre de rééducation de Paul Monnier et donne des résultats particulièrement … Read more

An augmented reality approach for ADL support in Alzheimer’s disease: a crossover trial

In this study, authors demonstrate that the use of augmented reality improve the capacities of Alzheimer patient to do complex tasks. Even if the hardware (here they use Hololens from Microsoft) is not adapted to everyday life, this kind of assistance is really promising. In this crossover study, we used an augmented reality approach using … Read more

Virtual reality makes real-world difference for high school student with autism

In this short article, you will find how library of Churchill County High School use virtual reality to help students to understand sciences and technologies. And you will discover an unforeseen benefit  with Evan, a 18-year-old autistic student. When Worthy learned the high school library had joined a group of early adopters in a virtual … Read more

La réalité virtuelle pour aider ceux qui souffrent de la maladie de Parkinson

Dans cet article une utilisation de la réalité virtuelle sur 10 patients souffrant de la maladie de Parkinson est présentée avec en particulier une amélioration significative de l’équilibre. Cette étude menée par le “Motion Capture Core Facility” de l’université de l’Utah a été menée du 10 patients pendant 6 semaines. Les patients-volontaires ont bénéficié de … Read more

Randomized, Crossover Study of Immersive Virtual Reality to Decrease Opioid Use During Painful Wound Care Procedures in Adults

This study was made on a sample of adult patients with painful wounds from deep or partial burns. Authors used an VR world called SnowWorld (developed at the University of Washington HITLab) to reduce pain perception. They showed that 39% less opioids were administered when IVR therapy used compared with wound procedures when IVR was … Read more

Researchers develop new augmented reality app to assess spatial memory

With this application, researchers provide an easy way to train memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The tool could be also used to monitor patient illness evolution and to discover early element of spatial disorders for childs Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Zaragoza have developed an augmented reality … Read more

Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality at MEDICA – World Forum for Medicine

The “DigiPhobie” project, is developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT. It aims to help people with Arachnophobia because many of them has no treatment. The project use AR glasses to view the fearing object but also an IA software to adapt in real time the fear feeling to emotional state of the … Read more

How Virtual Reality Can Help Fight Dementia

In this article you will discover “Look Back”, a therapy program from the healthcare startup Virtue. Thanks to Virtual Reality, the program help elder people with dementia syndromes to remember their past. Their memories are a a excellent way to remember who they are and where they come from. Some works also show that reminiscent old … Read more