Author: Brian Chau, MD
It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]
Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy. Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that correspond to their particular source of anxiety. This isn’t for just any phobia, as the Duke Faculty Practice only offers environments for those with fear […]
Caio, cadavers! CWRU begins 32-student trial of award-wining virtual reality HoloAnatomy lab
Institutions around the world are testing the use of virtual reality to help patients at the end of life.
A Phoenix-area hospital, Banner Health University, is launching a pilot program for using virtual reality in the delivery room.
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The Blurred Minds app takes users into a virtual reality house party, helping them learn about making responsible choices.
The Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition is featuring an innovative take on virtual reality (VR) this year – using VR to study the elaborate structure of the genome. Designed through a collaboration between the University of London and Universita di Napoli, the project’s stated goal is to better under underlying genetic causes leading to […]
Australian researchers recently published the results of a study looking at use of virtual reality to aide sedation during procedures.
University of Birmingham developers have created a virtual reality cycling experience to deliver physical therapy to ICU patients.
A recent study compared prosthetics made with traditional casting to 3D printed prosthetics made using scans of patients’ limbs.
OvidVR is using virtual reality for surgical training with Ovid-Total Knee Arthroplasty and Ovid-Total Hip Arthroplasty VR simulations.
Clinicians from UMD Shock Trauma are working with the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies to integrate augmented reality into practice and education.
An Australian hospital, tech start up, and local zoo partner to deliver a virtual reality experience that eases anxiety, pain.
Clinicians describe how data from a Fitbit, brought to the clinic by their patient, helped manage a difficult medical problem.
A group of Finnish researchers are developing a virtual reality app to help seniors preserve cognition using simulating physical activity.
A team of high school students developed a virtual reality app to help diagnose ADHD, presenting their work at a New York hack-a-thon.
The Joy app uses a Google Daydream system to immerse inpatients in a virtual reality environment, particularly patients who are bed bound.
A Chinese rehabilitation center is developing a program to use virtual reality to help treat drug addiction.
The Davis Global Center will use a holographic theater, quarantine simulation center, and other virtual reality and augmented reality gear for clinician training.