Join VRforHealth at Virtual Medicine Conference 2022 March 24-25th. It’s virtual!

VRforHealth is very happy to support the Virtual Medicine Conference, organized by Dr Brennan Spiegel, and thanks to which our co-founders Denise Silber and Beth Savoldelli met for the very first time and went on to imagine VRforHealth.com, a single resource for information about and access to the wellness and therapeutic uses of Virtual Reality. … Read more

Stanford launches first class taught completely in virtual reality

Communication professor Jeremy Bailenson has formatted his class COMM 166/266: “Virtual People” to take place in virtual reality (VR) after 20 years of teaching the subject and seeing the technology develop. It is the first class set entirely in VR in Stanford’s history. Source: Stanford launches first class taught completely in virtual reality | The … 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

Balancing Virtual and In-Person Health Care

We believe a cleaner approach is dedicated sessions of all in-person or all virtual care where the practice setting can be optimized. When offering virtual care, providers will need dedicated equipment, space, and focus to efficiently deliver virtually in a block of time. They can use smart devices (phones and tablets) for virtual visits but … Read more

VR & Brain Health Talk from USC SMART-VR Center

USC SMART-VR’s first talk on “VR & Brain Health” features Amir Bozorgzadeh (CEO of Virtuleap) and Jessica Ackerman (Clinical Liaison to XRHealth); co-hosted by Associate Professor & Director of The Pa Laboratory Judy Pa, joined by PhD student Ashwin Sakhare of The Pa Laboratory. The USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (USC … 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

Virtual Patient Project Aims To Develop Smarter Medical Students

This is a very exiting project, leaded by a research team from University of Texas at Dallas and support by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s about the use of virtual interactions to improve medical students communication skills. The team develops a virtual patient, called Walter with a a degree of emotional … Read more

Thermo Fisher Opens VR Training Center In Greenville

Thermo Fisher Scientific (an American biotechnology product development company) use now virtual reality to train new employees in the Greenville’s factory. As the factory looks for more than 100 new people, the VR will be used to shorten training time by up to 50%! For the moment, only a room is operational for 20 persons but other are … Read more

Virtual Medicine for Real Patients

In this article, you will find many examples where “in silico” methods and computing can change biology. In drug discovery, it’s really interesting to see that it allows us to make multiple virtual assays and only synthesize and test only promising compounds. It’s a new era of modeling and simulation, which is accelerating discovery for … Read more