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 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been investigating the use of virtual reality (VR) for nearly two decades as a technique to help children undergoing painful … Read more

Effects of Tooth Brushing Training, Based on Augmented Reality Using a Smart Toothbrush, on Oral Hygiene Care among People with Intellectual Disability in Korea

Sometime, use of augmented reality can be very concrete. In this study from the Kangwon National University (Korea), authors show that using AR training with smart toothbrush helps people with intellectual disabilities to greatly improve oral hygiene. As a result, it was shown that tooth-brushing training based on AR using a smart toothbrush was more … 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

New AI ‘virtual patient’ technology to aid NHS medical training

The Virti technology has been developed since several years but the 2020 pandemic was a real boost in usages sharing. This application was awarded by  TIME’s best inventions of 2020. The “virtual patient” uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), speech recognition and “narrative branching” to simulate realistic patient responses in life-like medical role-plays. The AI impacts … Read more

Seniors escape isolation of pandemic with the help of virtual reality

A new example of the use of VR to fight loneliness for elder people. As Dr Roger Tabbatt explains, it’s not only a consequence of the actual pandemic but a major change in the care of retired. Recreational therapist Roger Tabbatt began adding virtual reality as a way to not only entertain patients but also … Read more

XRHealth announces Virtual Reality therapy application to help treat ADHD

In this article the XRHealth VR application in presented and all modules are explained. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children and during the pandemic, this VR solution could help many people. XRHealth, a provider of therapeutic extended reality (XR) solutions, has recently announced a new virtual reality (VR) … Read more

VR for Seniors: VR Initiatives for Senior Care Residents

In this article, we will find many cases of VR uses in senior living communities. It is not only about physical health because these tools are very adapted to bring “useful” entertainment. Many studies measure benefices of VR tools for elderly people (memory, engagement, physical exercises, feeling of presence, virtuel visits, etc.) The common thread … Read more

How VR therapy can cure PTSD, obesity and pain of childbirth

From brain injuries to schizophrenia to dental procedures to end-of-life care, VR has “an uncanny ability to diminish pain, steady nerves, and boost mental health — all without drugs and their unwanted side effects,” he writes. It may sound far-fetched, but Spiegel has successfully used VR on 3,000 patients. He believes that it should be … Read more

Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses

This VR simulation helps people to recognize what is a overdose and how to react. This application need only a smartphone and a cardboard. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a virtual-reality video that trains people to give overdose victims naloxone, the lifesaving opioid-reversal medicine. And a study the researchers conducted shows the virtual … Read more