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New research has shown that virtual reality can play a role in helping those paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain sensation and muscle control. The Duke University Medical Center study, published in the August 11, 2016 edition of Scientific...
When virtual reality first debuted, most people imagined it would serve as a creative means of presenting vivid video game environments. Few would have thought the technology would be used to expand knowledge and skills, especially in challenging professional...
Phantom limb pain is common for people who have lost arms and legs. They experience pain in parts of their body that are no longer connected, and unfortunately this pain can be debilitating. Now, researchers are developing a method...
Start VR has collaborated with Samsung Australia and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to develop a ground-breaking initiative to supply Samsung virtual reality (VR) technology to help alleviate stress for diagnosed oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. The project...
With more than 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson's disease, it's obvious that the disease is a growing concern for the entire world. In fact, incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people...
Magic Leap engineers have allegedly developed an augmented reality device to diagnose and treat color blindness as well as other eye maladies. Though not much is known about this technology beyond the information contained in Magic Leap's filed patent,...
What's the latest weapon to being the smartest kid in the classroom? New research shows that academic tests that utilize virtual reality might predict better than pencil-and-paper tests whether a person has a cognitive impairment and whether that impairment...
If you watched Star Trek in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably remember Geordi La Forge. He was blind but made use of a special visor placed over his eyes to see. A similar visor exists today. It is...
A virtual reality guide for spinal surgery is under development by Philips. The Dutch company recently announced it has developed real-time augmented reality (AR) technology to guide spinal surgery, making these risky procedures less invasive. The technology would make...
More than ever before the health industry is incorporating technology into healing and promoting health. Heart surgery is one of the many fields in which virtual reality is being used to improve outcomes. Surgeons at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center...
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