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A person’s environment plays a major role in his or her mental health. A person’s response to the environment is affected by his or her mental health, and in turn, mental health increases and decreases with exposure to certain...
It might seem surprising, but researchers have determined that an ophthalmology technique developed during the Victorian Age, combined with state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, could improve user performance in VR environments. Monovision, dating back to the use of monocles, has shown...
In today's world, one goal of many people is no longer not only not to be sick, but to be as well as they possibly can be. Among millennials in particular, wellness is no longer a matter of the...
Finding ways to help overcome challenges is an ongoing goal for parents, educators, and healthcare providers of children with autism. Now, there is evidence that augmented interactive play sets could play a role. Children using the augmented systems are...
Alcoholics might have a new tool in their battle against alcoholism – virtual reality. Researchers have discovered a particular form of VR therapy could help alcoholics reduce their craving for alcohol. The information comes from a small, preliminary study that...
It’s no surprise that touch has a major impact on the interactions people have every day, but recent research shows touch can also play a role when the “people” we interact with are virtual. According to the study from the...
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...
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