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Virtual Gym Will Give You an “Electric” Workout

Most virtual reality gyms work similarly to each other. You put on your headset and make use of exercise equipment for a more engaging and entertaining workout. Virtual Gym in Poland is taking things...

Could VR Fitness Improve Your Mental Health?

A study published by researchers at the University of Vermont suggests that exercise could play a vital role in your mental health. It could even serve as a replacement for antidepressants in certain cases,...

VR Exposure Therapy Provides Treatment Option for PTSD

The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is an academic research center that combines creative narrative with advanced immersive techniques such as virtual reality to provide veterans with urgently needed options...

VR Program Hopes to Help Prevent Concussions in Youth Sports

Concussions are an issue in nearly every contact sport. This is true not only at the professional level, but also for kids just starting out. To help reduce concussions and inform younger players, TeachAids...

Enhance VR Brings Brain-Training Tools to China on Vive Focus Plus, Quest, and Rift

Chinese virtual reality players looking to train their brains in new ways now have a great tool to do so. Enhance VR, a cognitive training tool aimed at improving memory, audio awareness, and more,...

Study Shows Working Out in VR Burns Calories More Effectively Than Traditional Exercise

Working out in virtual reality is certainly more fun than traditional exercise. It is also apparently even more effective. A new study found it leads to more burnt calories and increased total exercise time...

Virtually Healthy -Researching the Benefits of VR Gaming on Fitness and Rehabilitation Therapies

In this article, I speak with Katie Hoolahan, CEO of Virtually Healthy, an innovative new company engaged in active research involving the creation of exercise programs for fitness, rehabilitation, and therapy. Based in the...

VR Tool Strivr Helps Injured NFL Quarterback Prepare for Return

Typically, when an NFL player is injured for an extended amount of time, there will be a period where they need to re-learn plays and brush up on awareness. With Strivr virtual reality, however,...

Karuna Labs Offers VR Rehab Program To Workers Comp Patients

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about Karuna Labs and the tests it was conducting regarding range of motion in physical therapy patients using VR devices. The findings suggest virtual reality could have...

You Could Increase the Function of Your Chronically Sore Limbs Through VR

If you've ever dealt with a chronically sore shoulder, you know it can be debilitating and depressing. However, it appears that virtual reality could be a key factor in increasing your range of motion....