Mixed Reality in Healthcare by The Medical Futurist

What if medical students could project bear-sized holographic brains in their dorm rooms when studying for an anatomy exam? What if surgeons could use those holograms to prepare for complex surgeries or even support the operations themselves? HoloLens appears to be the platform for the medical application of mixed reality, so I was curious how … 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

Virtual reality for the elderly

BuildVR has made Solis solution to help elderly to travel with augmented reality. Five kinds of videos are available, linked to particular therapies. People in the experiment is not alone, but be accompanied by medical staff. Already implemented by many aged care facilities across the country, Solis is an easy-to-use virtual reality application created for the … Read more

Virtual Reality for Seniors with Rendever

Sometimes, simplest uses are the best … Renderer is an extraordinary idea to bring “spaces” to people with a difficulty to move. Virtual Reality, and in this case 360° videos, is the best tool to do it. Rendever gives older adults a window to the parts of the world that they’re missing. Source: Virtual Reality … Read more

Floreo for social and communication therapy that is immersive and realistic

  Floreo is a typical use of virtual reality to help autistic children to communicate. Floreo, a venture and NIH backed startup, leverages the power of virtual reality to provide safe, immersive, repeatable, and affordable social and communication therapy that is fun and engaging for the user, while allowing a supervising adult to monitor and … Read more

From Virtual Reality to Immersive Analytics in Bioinformatics Burlingame, California, 30 Jan 2018

Molecular biology produces huge amounts of data in the post-genomic era. This includes data describing metabolic mechanisms and pathways, structural genomic organization, patterns of regulatory regions; proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. On the one hand, analysis of this data uses essentially the methods and concepts of computer science; on the other hand, the range of biological … Read more

France performs world’s first virtual reality surgery

This operation has been done with Microsoft Hololense. The AR glasses facilitates access to data like X-rays, scanners and MRIs thanks to uses of 3D reconstructed models directly projected on the patient. It is also possible to prepare the operation with these technologies and, during the surgical intervention, the surgeon could be “assisted” by colleagues. … Read more

Augmented reality startup Apprentice bags $2.5M to build on uptick in biopharma interest

Apprentice uses for the moment 4 types of glasses : Microsoft HoloLens, Epson Moverio BT 200, Vuzix M100 and Vuzix M300. The software suite allows to record video, to see documents and to make a video call. It is very close to other solutions existing in industry. Apprentice has raised money to build out its biopharma-focused augmented … Read more