Tag: Virtual reality

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual and augmented reality: the leading companies in AR-guided surgical navigation revealed

November 14, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 155,000 patents to analyze innovation intensity for the medical devices industry, there are 30+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry. AR-guided surgical navigation is a key innovation area […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual Reality Therapy May Serve as Effective Adjunct To Anesthesia For Surgical Procedures

September 21, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

XRHealth is revolutionizing healthcare, bringing patient care into the Metaverse. The company operates state-of-the-art therapeutic care Virtual Clinics, utilizing proprietary FDA and CE registered medical Extended Reality (XR) technology (virtual and augmented reality). XRHealth integrates immersive XR technology, licensed clinicians, […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Magazine: Are metaverse applications becoming a reality in medical training?

September 7, 2022


We return to the metaverse to explore one of its most anticipated medical uses: as a training tool. Considering the advent of the remote healthcare revolution, the notion of a safe virtual environment proving useful to facilitate the training of […]

Innovation, Med Tech

A novel virtual reality technology to make MRI a new experience

August 11, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from King’s College London have created a novel interactive VR system to be used by patients when undertaking an MRI. In a new paper published in Scientific Reports, the researchers say they hope this advancement will make it easier […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers warn about the ethical problems of virtual and augmented reality

April 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Research on virtual reality started in the eighties, but it is now that good quality is available to the public and it can become a mass consumer product soon. However, there is almost no scientific knowledge on the effects of […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

VR could help detect early-onset balance problems in MS patients

March 12, 2020


Virtual reality (VR) testing could help to detect the onset of balance problems in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) has found. People with MS often have an increased risk of falling and […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life

January 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. A person’s risk of dementia increases as […]


How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

May 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Fundamental Surgery Becomes First VR Surgical Training Simulation to Gain CPD Accreditation

April 22, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

FundamentalVR, developers of immersive training technology for the surgical community, has announced its platform Fundamental Surgery, which combines virtual reality with haptics (the sense of touch), has received Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation by The Royal College of Surgeons. The […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

April 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Virtual Reality Therapy game (iVRT) which could introduce relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues has been developed by a team of UK researchers. Dr Andrew Wilson and colleagues from Birmingham City University built the CRPS […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality could be used to treat people with neurological disorders

March 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

AI, robotic surgery among top 10 medical innovations of 2019

October 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotic surgery are among the up-and-coming technologies selected for the Cleveland Clinic’s list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2019. The provider organization, which picks those advancements poised to change healthcare in the coming […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Using VR to train next generation of paramedics

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Edith Cowan University researchers have worked with Perth VR production company Virtual Guest to create a fully […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality enables 3D view of anatomy before surgery

March 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Interventional radiologists at Stanford University Medical Center are using visualization software from EchoPixel that turns 2D CT scans into 3D images so they can virtually view patents’ unique arterial anatomy to help them prepare for endovascular repair of splenic artery […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Children’s Hospital L.A. uses virtual reality for pain management

November 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Getting blood drawn can be a harrowing experience for kids. To distract them during the procedure, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is using virtual reality technology to better manage their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress. Researchers at Children’s […]


Virtual reality could uncover hidden clues to patient falls

April 21, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Using virtual reality to disrupt a person’s sense of balance, researchers may have stumbled upon a new method to identify imperceptible fall risks among elderly patients and perhaps improve balance. Although it may seem counterintuitive, researchers the University of North […]

Innovation, Med Tech

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality Comes to Clinical Imaging

April 6, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

We have previously covered the use of virtual reality to help physicians better visualize complex imaging studies and to plan surgeries. Now, GE Healthcare is developing a system that takes traditional imaging data and turns it into a virtual reality […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality prepares surgical residents for trauma care

March 28, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Ohio University is using virtual reality as a training tool for surgical residents preparing for their first days of trauma care. Through a new Immersive Media Initiative, a team of researchers at Ohio University filmed trauma scenarios using special cameras […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

How Stanford Uses Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Headset to Detect Concussions in Athletes

October 4, 2016

Via: Medgadget

The dangers of brain injuries, particularly concussions, have become more clear and troubling, leading militaries, sports programs, and medical professionals to give more focus to preventing and detecting concussions. Brain injuries are still poorly understood, and nobody clearly defined what […]