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

Virtual reality allows multiple scientists to ‘walk’ through cancer cells

As you may known, 3D cell environments are very relevant to test drugs as its mimic human body much more precisely than 2D experiments (It’s why we develop BIOMIMESYS® in HCS Pharma). But to understand drugs action and efficacy you also need 3D visualization tools. In this article, you will discover how a team from … Read more

Virtual reality simulator from SimforHealth

SimforHealth, a leading french company in immersive technologies, has developed a virtual reality simulator in multi-user mode. Communication and discussion between health professionals, in the same place or at a distance is now possible thanks to the multi-user version of virtual reality clinical cases designed bySimforHealth. It will be presented in HTC VIVE’s exhibition area … Read more

New Virtual Reality Technology Allows Scientists to ‘Walk Through’ Brains

Virtual reality systems are perfect tools to help people in visualization of complex pictures, especially from high-performance microscopes (like light-sheet microscope). This new visualization ability has huge impacts on neural research. Dr. Gilles Reymond, Staff Engineer at the Wyss Center outlines the possibilities: “In the future, this could prove a very useful tool to gain … Read more