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

Medical use of virtual reality shows promise

Medical providers in the workers compensation sector have successfully reduced their reliance on opioids to help injured workers manage their pain, and some are experimenting with technologies such as virtual reality as an alternative to medication. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first virtual reality device for treating chronic pain in 2020, but … Read more

FDA OKs Virtual-Reality Device to Correct Vision Disorder in Kids

The FDA approved the digital therapeutic device Luminopia One for pediatric amblyopia, or lazy eye.The device is approved for children ages 4 to 7 years with anisometropia and/or strabismus and is available by prescription only. By means of a virtual reality headset, the device plays therapeutically modified television programs and movies that help correct the … Read more

FDA clears augmented reality smartglasses for guiding knee replacement surgeries

Built into a pair of glasses, the newly FDA-cleared Knee+ system uses a camera to help judge the alignment of instruments and the knee joint itself within the surgeon’s field of view, without requiring them to change their surgical technique.Instead, the French developer relies on a series of braces labeled with QR codes that can be read … Read more

AppliedVR Secures $29M Funding to Pursue FDA Approval for VR Pain Management Tech 

A good news for the US company AppliedVR with this round. This allow them to improve their VR pain management system for a FDA approval. AppliedVR has worked with over 200 healthcare provider organizations across the globe, including Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). The company says in a … Read more

XRHealth lève 7 millions de dollars pour développer ses applications thérapeutiques immersives

Les applications de XRHealth couvrent de nombreux champs thérapeutiques et elles sont prescrites par des médecins qui peuvent également suivre les évolutions de leurs patients. La start-up américaine XRHealth a levé 7 millions de dollars pour développer ses applications thérapeutiques en réalité augmentée. Les séances sont prescrites par un professionnel de santé et intégralement remboursées … Read more

XRHealth launches VR telehealth clinic

The “VR Telehealth Clinic” of XRHealth was lauched last month in 8 US states. The goal is to help patients to be well at home and, at the same time, constantly monitored by a physician. The system is covered by major US insurance providers. Patients will be given an assessment by one of XRHealth’s telehealth … 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