Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Medicine: Analysis of the Scientific Literature

In this bibliometric research based on 8399 papers, authors analyse majors topics of scientific articles about immersive technologies in healthcare. If these technologies was used in many domains, most of work target pain control and physical rehabilitation. The analysis was based on data from 8399 papers. Major research themes were diagnostic and surgical procedures, as … Read more

A Review on the Applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Surgical Simulation: An Extension to Different Kinds of Surgery

In this very complete review, authors explain how AR and VR are now mandatory in surgery training and why visual rendering and haptic feedback are the key points of success. The key components for incorporating VR into surgical simulators are visual and haptic rendering. These components ensure that the user is completely immersed in the … Read more

The Surgery Patient’s Perspective on VR Technology

In this short interview Danielle Collins explain how the use of VR has been a extraordinary tool to better understand a very risky brain surgery. With Surgical Theater software, she was “in” her own brain to see the problematic artery. I saw the site of the hemorrhage and could understand that the surgery was necessary. … Read more

Virtual Reality: Looking to the Future of Telehealth

While the exact mechanism of action is unclear beyond its ability to distract and force literal changes of perspective, studies by Hoffman, et. Al. have done some very interesting work looking at the neural correlates of virtual analgesia using fMRI, and showing significantly reduced pain-related brain activity in important regions including the anterior cingulate cortex, … 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

SoCal Patients Use Imagination To Control Pain With VR

In 2018, Cedar-Sinai Health Systems in Los Angeles conducted a study involving 120 subjects. “VR significantly reduces pain versus an active control condition in hospitalized patients,” the study found. “VR is most effective for severe pain.” On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the worst pain, pain can be reduced by five points … Read more

Virtual reality in spinal endoscopy: a paradigm shift in education to support spine surgeons

In this article from “The Journal of Spine Surgery”, a review of many studies is presented about the use of immersive technologies to train surgeons. Conclusions are very simple : these technologies improve skills BUT in many cases relance is low. The need of big scale study is clear. The current scope of VR, AR, … Read more

The Realities of VR and AR in the Pharmaceutical Industry

We can find now several examples of immersive technologies uses in pharmaceutical industry. From marketing to industrial maintenance, formation, vulgarisation, sales, etc. In this paper, you will find some of theses cases and a short analyse about the actual challenges before a even more deep adoption. According to Dr. Suneil Malhotra, director, head of scientific … Read more

VR & AR for Healthcare & Pharma – Overcome Challenges, Find Opportunities and Drive ROI

In this webinar from http://vr-intelligence.com/ you will find many interesting ways to use VR (and sometime AR) in healthcare. Don’t forget to join the http://vr-intelligence.com/ community to be awarded of new webinars and meeting (like VRX Conference and Expo (December 12-13, San Francisco)!