Lessons on nutrition easy to digest in virtual reality spaces

In virtual reality, a technology that produces a virtual 3D environment for the user, the team created an interactive space where students could have a hands-on — virtually speaking — experience with food to learn about portion control, as well as a lecture-based lesson that was designed to replicate how an instructor would teach a … Read more

Project for Futuristic Surgical Training Receives CHF 12 Million in Funding

The Swiss Federal Agency for Innovation Promotion (Innosuisse) is supporting the “PROFICIENCY” project, in which ORamaVR S.A. is a full partner, with a total of CHF 12 million over the next four years. The project initiates a paradigm shift in practical training in surgery: Away from primary training in the operating room (OR) towards innovative, … Read more

New Center Brings Virtual Reality Research Into Focus

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the joint recipient of $4.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a new Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality. The center, known as MIXR, will help accelerate the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive media technologies — … Read more

How can virtual reality improve education and training?

Results in the study show that VR training is, on average, more effective than traditional training, developing students’ technical, practical, and socio-emotional skills. Results are particularly promising in the fields of health and safety, engineering, and technical education. In general, results reveal that students exposed to VR training, score higher in learning assessments, than students … Read more

Fresenius Medical Care uses virtual reality technology to train patients for home dialysis

In peritoneal dialysis, which is used by about 11 percent of the approximately 3.7 million dialysis patients worldwide, the lining of the patient’s abdominal cavity – the peritoneum – acts as the filter for cleaning the blood. To learn how to correctly use Fresenius Medical Care’s stay•safe System for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), home … Read more

How Augmented Reality Strengthens Biotech Manufacturing

As in other industries, biotech and pharmaceutical industry increased the use of augmented reality in production processes. In this article you can discovers some of these uses but also pain points reducing the diffusion of good practices. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst to embracing new ways of working. Travel restrictions and limited access … Read more

ASTRA: surgical training system for fetal surgery based on augmented reality and game technology

Discover the project ASTRA, one of projects funded by EPIC MegaGrants. Using the Unreal Engine and Magic Leap augmented reality glasses this project develops a training method for very complex fetuses surgery. Creating a surgical training system based on augmented reality is the main goal of project ASTRA, thanks to funding by EPIC MegaGrants and … Read more

Virtual reality has found a new role: Teaching doctors to deal with patients

It’s not the first time we mention here one of the most fundamental role of VR for healthcare people: the possibility to train to meet patient. As explain in this article, benefits are truly measurable. Of course, every meeting is unique, every people is different but today it’s possible to find applications where virtual people … Read more