A virtual reality ‘Shopping Task’ could help test for cognitive decline in adults

Prof Sukhi Shergill, the study’s lead author from King’s IoPPN and Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) said, “Virtual Reality appears to offer us significant advantages over more traditional pen-and-paper methods. The simple act of going to a shop to collect and pay for a list of items is something that we are all familiar … Read more

A new study suggests VR could aid research on the brain

That’s according to a team from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. It conducted a study to monitor neural activity when humans are emotionally charged, and trialed a cutting-edge technique to get there: using the immersive power of virtual reality. Participants were given VR glasses that transported them into … Read more

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. Developed initially for people with complex communication disorders, this innovation could be used in many other situations. Developed by a team of neurologists, biosignal engineers, … Read more

Augmented reality can save lives and we’re veering towards mass adoption

In this article professor Olivier Oullier explains how augmented reality will change the world of healthcare, when solutions will be more easy to use ans less expensive. In healthcare as in any other sector, having to speak, press buttons or make movements in the air prevent smart glasses from reaching mass adoption. Silent and motionless … Read more

Andrew’s Brain: An augmented reality solution to brain trauma communication

What if there was a cost effective, scalable and structured solution to help understand those with acquired brain injuries? What if clinicians, occupational therapists and speech therapists could eliminate basic flash cards and guess work, and use augmented reality to help their patients communicate? In his presentation from the 2018 eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane, … Read more

Augmented reality game helps stroke victims recover faster

Strokes are not always fatal but victims have to endure hard rehabilitation to recover forgotten abilities. Regan David Petrie, Victoria University masters of design and innovation student, created a AR game (NZ Fauna AR) to help patients for stroke rehabilitation. The classical game elements like rewards and progressive increasing of difficulty are completed by augmented … Read more

ARveo microscope from Leica Microsystems : a single field of view with all data

Leica Microsystems presents a new microscope dedicated to neurosurgery. This device gives all visual information in a single field of you in front of surgeon. With the help of augmented reality, he can view fluorescence images directly on the patient and go to different pictures without interruption. Cutting edge view of ARveo digital augmented reality microscope marks … Read more

How augmented reality gives one doctor surgical ‘superpowers’

In this article, you will discover how Dr. Joshua Bederson and his team in Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC) use immersive technologies to prepare ans operate complex brain surgeries. The use of “Surgical Theater” software gives surgeons a 360° vision of the patient and is linked to a Occulus VR helmet to see “inside” the brain. … Read more

How Virtual Reality Takes Scientists Inside New Molecules

With this very impressive installation, Pfizer R&D team explores the complexity of molecular actions in brain (and in 3D!) At Pfizer’s Research & Development hub in Cambridge, Mass., chemists, neuroscientists and other researchers use 3D VisBox technology to visualize and virtually explore the human body at the molecular level. Source: How Virtual Reality Takes Scientists … Read more

New Virtual Reality Technology Allows Scientists to ‘Walk Through’ Brains

Virtual reality systems are perfect tools to help people in visualization of complex pictures, especially from high-performance microscopes (like light-sheet microscope). This new visualization ability has huge impacts on neural research. Dr. Gilles Reymond, Staff Engineer at the Wyss Center outlines the possibilities: “In the future, this could prove a very useful tool to gain … Read more