A good news for the US company AppliedVR with this round. This allow them to improve their VR pain management system for a FDA approval. AppliedVR has worked with over 200 healthcare provider organizations across the globe, including Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). The company says in a press statement that its program has been used to help “more than 60,000 patients to manage their expectations of pain.”…"AppliedVR Secures $29M Funding to Pursue FDA Approval for VR Pain Management Tech "
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons have performed the institution’s first augmented reality surgeries in living patients. During the first procedure on June 8, 2020, the physicians placed six screws in a patient’s spine for spinal fusion surgery to fuse three vertebrae in order to relieve the patient’s chronic, debilitating back pain. For the second surgery on June 10, surgeons removed a cancerous tumor known as a chordoma from the spine of a patient. The doctors report that…"Johns Hopkins Performs Its First Augmented Reality Surgeries in Patients"
We believe a cleaner approach is dedicated sessions of all in-person or all virtual care where the practice setting can be optimized. When offering virtual care, providers will need dedicated equipment, space, and focus to efficiently deliver virtually in a block of time. They can use smart devices (phones and tablets) for virtual visits but when necessary or as a backup, but we’ve found that clinicians have a better experience using webcams on desktop or…"Balancing Virtual and In-Person Health Care"
USC SMART-VR’s first talk on “VR & Brain Health” features Amir Bozorgzadeh (CEO of Virtuleap) and Jessica Ackerman (Clinical Liaison to XRHealth); co-hosted by Associate Professor & Director of The Pa Laboratory Judy Pa, joined by PhD student Ashwin Sakhare of The Pa Laboratory. The USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (USC SMART-VR Center) is a multidisciplinary center which brings together world-class investigators across movement science, engineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation to study and develop…"VR & Brain Health Talk from USC SMART-VR Center"
When it comes to reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, it might prove challenging to visualize the end results on the actual patient. However, with AR technology, patients can see how their appearance changes after a procedure, even before entering the OT. As usual, The Medical Futurist made a very impressive summary of the evolution of digital uses in the field of cosmetics. From augmented reality to artificial intelligence, these technologies allow to visualize data but also…"Digital Health In Plastic Surgery And Cosmetics"
In this short summary you may be surprised by the high fraction of AR users in healthcare buildings domain. As in other fields of construction, augmented reality is now a mandatory technology to accelerate projects. According to the report “2021 State of Augmented Reality in Facilities Management,” 30 percent of healthcare buildings are using augmented reality. The next closest facility types are manufacturing at 26 percent, education at 25 percent and corporate offices at 23…"Hospitals Lead in Augmented Reality Use "
Lead author, Dr. Alessandro Siani, from the University’s School of Biological Sciences, said: “VR appears to have had a striking and positive impact on people’s mental and physical wellbeing during periods of forced lockdown.”Participants reported that ‘exer-gaming’ using a VR headset resulted in considerably more vigorous physical activity than doing so using a traditional gaming console. The vast majority of them also said using VR had a beneficial effect on their mental health.” In this…"Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown"
It’s not the first time that Sanofi explores the IA field to improve some of its process but this new partnership with IA focused lab of the MIT is a clear sign of a more indeep integration of IA technology in healthcare and drug discovery process. The Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is forging a long-term partnership with Sanofi. The research teams will work…"Sanofi, MIT clinic join to advance health research with AI"
A review article on the use of RV in treatment of mental illness. Even if numbers are from the UK, it highlights all benefices for patients and therapists. There is currently a clinical trial taking place across NHS trusts throughout the UK, the largest of its kind, led by the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which sees participants with severe mental health disorders challenge their fears through VR therapy. Under the…"VR in Therapy: VR’s Positive Impact on Mental Health – VRFocus"
The Virti technology has been developed since several years but the 2020 pandemic was a real boost in usages sharing. This application was awarded by TIME’s best inventions of 2020. The “virtual patient” uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), speech recognition and “narrative branching” to simulate realistic patient responses in life-like medical role-plays. The AI impacts the patient’s speech, body language and mannerisms and provides feedback to the user as they interact with the “patient” in…"New AI ‘virtual patient’ technology to aid NHS medical training"
The virtual patient created by Prof. Dr. Tsai Tsuen-chiuan allows medical student to train in clinical decision making in a very safe way. Founded by Prof. Dr. Tsai Tsuen-chiuan, a pediatrician teaching at Kaohsiung Medical University, and CEO and surgeon Dr. Chen Teh-fang, offers students a robust healthcare education platform that provides doctors-in-training with the skills and experiences necessary for clinical decision making. Referred to as V-DxM, the virtual simulation training on clinical decision making…"Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training"
When most people think of virtual reality (VR), they think of a gaming technology and big, funny-looking goggles. But VR is so much more than that. When used in the right way, at the right time, VR leverages our power to imagine when we need it the most and can help improve quality of life. VR has enabled a new field of medicine that the FDA now calls “Medical Extended Reality,” or “MXR” for short.…"VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics will Revolutionize Medicine"
Losses and mistakes within biopharmaceutical processes can be significant, with the potential to cost millions of dollars in lost batches. Process operators can be exposed to anomalous situations which are difficult to train and prepare for in a live, lab-based environment.The National Horizons Centre team, led by Professor Gary Montague and Dr Mahmudul Hassan has created a realistic virtual learning environment to simulate the operation of a bioproduction plant and actively engage with virtual emergency…"Virtual reality solutions helping to improve bioscience training at Teesside University"
L’utilisation de plusieurs modules de formations en accès libre permet aux collaborateurs de tester cette solution sans appréhension et en lien avec les autres modes de formation. À Limoges, c’est grâce à une étroite collaboration avec l’université et le CHU que l’Ehpad des Cinq Sens bénéficie d’un équipement inédit qui va permettre aux infirmiers, aux aides-soignants et aux auxiliaires de vie d’acquérir la maîtrise de certains gestes incontournables en période de pandémie. En phase de…"La réalité virtuelle pour apprendre les gestes anti-Covid"
Les formations en réalité virtuelle utilisées par l’Hôpital de la Baie fournissent un complément indispensable aux formations classiques à un coût raisonnable et en évitant de mobiliser les lieux stratégiques comme les blocs opératoires. Avec l’innovation comme moteur, les équipes de bloc de l’Hôpital Privé de la Baie ont travaillé en lien avec l’Institut de Formation d’Aides-Soignants (IFAS) de l’établissement, pour optimiser l’approche pédagogique de cette formation professionnelle. Le choix de la réalité virtuelle s’est…"L’Hôpital Privé de la Baie dans la Manche, 1er établissement en France à intégrer la réalité virtuelle pour prévenir les risques au bloc opératoire"
In this very complete review, authors explain how AR and VR are now mandatory in surgery training and why visual rendering and haptic feedback are the key points of success. The key components for incorporating VR into surgical simulators are visual and haptic rendering. These components ensure that the user is completely immersed in the virtual environment and can interact in the same way as in the physical world. The key components for the application…"A Review on the Applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Surgical Simulation: An Extension to Different Kinds of Surgery"
A new example of the use of VR to fight loneliness for elder people. As Dr Roger Tabbatt explains, it’s not only a consequence of the actual pandemic but a major change in the care of retired. Recreational therapist Roger Tabbatt began adding virtual reality as a way to not only entertain patients but also lift their spirits. “I understand, I feel how tough it is for them to not be able to go out…"Seniors escape isolation of pandemic with the help of virtual reality"
In this article the XRHealth VR application in presented and all modules are explained. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children and during the pandemic, this VR solution could help many people. XRHealth, a provider of therapeutic extended reality (XR) solutions, has recently announced a new virtual reality (VR) therapy application for people with ADHD. The application is aimed to improve well known ADHD cognitive functioning such as attention,…"XRHealth announces Virtual Reality therapy application to help treat ADHD"
VR has a number of advantages over traditional rehabilitation approaches. First, VR has a high level of ecological validity because of the sensorimotor interaction between the user and the virtual environment, allowing to transfer skills from virtual to real word. Second, the compliance and the satisfaction of the patient when interacting with the enriched computer-generated environment are higher than those with conventional rehabilitation (49). Third, VR has the great advantage of providing an immediate a…"Telemedicine and Virtual Reality for Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Roadmap for the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Jonathan Vigdorchik, M.D. , last month replaced the knees of two patients, who suffered severe arthritis in their knee joints, while using special glasses that enabled him to review crucial surgical data while performing the operations. Dr. Vigdorchik this week examined both patients, who are in their 50s, and reported they were doing well. In this article Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik presents how he used Vuzix augmented reality glasses to replace knee of two patients. One…"Augmented Reality Used in Knee-Replacement Surgery in a U.S. First "
Breast cancer conservative guided surgery with an AR headset, using 3D digital breast models, could pave the way for a digital, non-invasive method for intra-operative tumor localization. The proposed solution has the potential to improve the surgeon’s visualization of the tumor while improving patient’s quality of life (no pain, no anxiety, no bleeding). In this article, authors explain how they used augmented reality in a real breast surgery for tumor localization. Surgeon compares classical marks…"Breast cancer surgery with augmented reality – The Breast"
In this article you will find an interesting summary about the uses of immersive technology in attention and memory. Two main studies are presented and, as you can imagine, VR is very useful for memory retention. It’s safe to say that participants from both studies echoed an overwhelmingly positive response by using VR during learning applications. However, the question still stands: does VR help with memory retention? In short, yes, absolutely. By targeting how we…"The Science of Virtual Reality: How VR Helps with Memory Retention"
Kubota Vision started a clinical trial in 2020 (USA) with a tabletop optical projection device to validate its technology. Results are promising and the company now present a model with a glasses form factor. It’s not exactly augmented reality but a projection on the user retina, which can be completed later with AR elements. The Kubota Glasses work by projecting an image from the lens of the device onto the wearer’s retina so as to correct…"Japanese Firm Develops Myopia-Treating Smart Glasses"
In this very interesting discussion with two experts from ATOS company, you will discover what is a digital twin in the healthcare context and how to use it. To get a better understanding of some of the early use cases for Digital Twins in healthcare, I sat down with Niels Thomsen, VP & Global Head of the Insight (IoT & AI) Practice, and David Sele, Consultant and Business Developer – IoT at Atos. Along with…"Digital Twins in Healthcare – Insights from Atos Experts"
To face many issues due to actual pandemic, the Istanbul University Medical Society used the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to share experience during live broadcasts. With very simple installation, the efficiency is incredible. The dentistry faculty determined that the dentistry educational model is one where theoretical and clinical knowledge requires support by intensive clinical experiences. With face-to-face training difficult due to the pandemic process, the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry began using Vuzix M400 Smart…"Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry Using Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses to Guide Clinical Remote Student Learning"
#DIMENSIONSXR2020 : XR for medicine and healthcare 1. Introduction to XR in healthcare (partial)2. XR in Healthcare: Unrivaled Program Implementation & Rollout Strategy3. How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine4. Virtual Reality Technology, Machine Learning, Biosensing – Converging to Transform Healthcare Other sessions are available on https://dimensionsxr.com/"XR for medicine and healthcare sessions of #DIMENSIONSXR2020"
In this article, we will find many cases of VR uses in senior living communities. It is not only about physical health because these tools are very adapted to bring “useful” entertainment. Many studies measure benefices of VR tools for elderly people (memory, engagement, physical exercises, feeling of presence, virtuel visits, etc.) The common thread of VR deployments in senior care is fun and engagement. But myriad opportunities to boost strong health might be stronger…"VR for Seniors: VR Initiatives for Senior Care Residents"
Abbott chooses VR technology to facilitate the user training on its intracoronary imaging platform. The program is done with Oculus Go device and shows amazing results : learning engagement +45% and knowledge retention +72%. Virtual reality will be incorporated into the training of interventional cardiologists for its optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology.US-headquartered Abbott wants to help these medical professions gain experience with new therapy options, imaging and diagnostic tools to help improve patient outcomes.Virtual…"Abbott uses Oculus Go for cardiologist virtual reality training"
“There are several apps that allow anyone who is using VR, particularly in this case blessed elders, to actually partake and getting up, walking around, running, moving,” said Wade. “Actually, many of these apps can be tied to your watch, to track your motions and track your heart rate and that can of course be shared with your doctor.” The use of VR for entertainment and virtual travels is a good way to improve physical…"Virtual Reality Helps Seniors With Isolation and Physical Health"
The team at Pixee Medical created an innovative path to bring the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses into the operating room to perform knee replacement surgeries and continues to make significant progress in the operating theater across Europe. We look forward to supporting the worldwide distribution of their innovative AR solution, particularly in the large U.S. market following FDA approval Vuzix annonces a big order from Pixee Medical to develop the european market of their solution…"Vuzix Receives Follow-on Smart Glasses Orders from Pixee Medical to Support European Commercialization of their Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Solution for Orthopedic Surgery"
In this short interview Danielle Collins explain how the use of VR has been a extraordinary tool to better understand a very risky brain surgery. With Surgical Theater software, she was “in” her own brain to see the problematic artery. I saw the site of the hemorrhage and could understand that the surgery was necessary. The surgeon walked me through my CT scan in color, in three dimensions. We went through every scenario of the…"The Surgery Patient’s Perspective on VR Technology"
Le Dr Eric Malbos publie un livre en collaboration avec Rodolphe Oppenheimer, où il partage presque 20 ans d’utilisations des technologies immersives dans les soins liés à la santé mentale. Une approche didactique qui permet à tous de mieux comprendre comment ces technologies peuvent améliorer la vie des patients. Comment ne plus avoir peur de prendre l’avion, la voiture ou l’ascenseur ? Comment supporter la vue d’une araignée, d’un serpent ? ne plus passer tout…"Psychothérapie et réalité virtuelle aux Éditions Odile Jacob"
This surgery (performed at Reston Hospital Center – USA) has been made with the Xvision AR system from Augmedics company. It allows a less invasive operation with a shorter recovery time. This surgical procedure, also known as decompression, creates space and enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. The use of augmented reality in a laminectomy makes the surgery even less invasive, which means a shorter recovery time and less…"Dr. Jazini Performs World’s First Laminectomy With Augmented Reality"
The results showed there was no difference in navigation times with either ELVIS or EAMS, but the physicians were significantly more accurate with ELVIS, with an error margin of just 2.99 mm, compared to 4.50 mm for EAMS. When translated to cardiac ablation outcomes, 34% of the ablation lesions created using EAMS would be made outside of the target area, as opposed to just 6% when using the ELVIS 3D display. The study was published…"Mixed Reality Display Improves Cardiac Ablation Accuracy"
AR-3D guided surgery is useful for improving the real-time identification of the index lesion and allows changing of the NS approach in approximately one out of three cases, with overall appropriateness of 94.4%. In this article, authors measure the improvement of accuracy in a prostatectomy du to AR guided tool. Source: Real-time Augmented Reality Three-dimensional Guided Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Preliminary Experience and Evaluation of the Impact on Surgical Planning – ScienceDirect"Real-time Augmented Reality Three-dimensional Guided Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Preliminary Experience and Evaluation of the Impact on Surgical Planning"
The company also stated that COVID-19 has also made it very difficult for SHL to travel and gather for engineering training. With the Vuzix M400 smart glasses, engineering staff can now be trained remotely and provided hands-free setup and guidance for new equipment activations in the field. Finally, on-site visits by vendors located overseas used to require travel to and from foreign sites. With the Vuzix M400 smart glasses, vendors now can connect with technical…"Scandinavian Health Ltd deploying Vuzix M400 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to provide remote support services"
While the exact mechanism of action is unclear beyond its ability to distract and force literal changes of perspective, studies by Hoffman, et. Al. have done some very interesting work looking at the neural correlates of virtual analgesia using fMRI, and showing significantly reduced pain-related brain activity in important regions including the anterior cingulate cortex, primary and secondary somatosensory cortex, insula, and thalamus (7). Similarly, exposure therapy utilizing virtual reality has shown to Asher Marks…"Virtual Reality: Looking to the Future of Telehealth"
Nanome became the first VR software company to launch an immersive real-time collaboration platform for scientific discovery in 2015. The software environment accelerates scientific decision making by allowing users to visualize, modify, and simulate biological and chemical compounds, facilitating effective communication of data and integrating with existing computational chemistry workflows. Nanome continues to grow by a partnership with Fujitsu to bring his VR tool in Japan. Source: VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software…"VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software to Japan"
From brain injuries to schizophrenia to dental procedures to end-of-life care, VR has “an uncanny ability to diminish pain, steady nerves, and boost mental health — all without drugs and their unwanted side effects,” he writes. It may sound far-fetched, but Spiegel has successfully used VR on 3,000 patients. He believes that it should be in the arsenal of treatment alongside opioids, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety meds. Big Tech seems to agree: Facebook, Google, HP…"How VR therapy can cure PTSD, obesity and pain of childbirth"
VR for pain is still in its infancy and questions remain, including concerns about habituation and cost, Lamington observed.”An important advancement would be the portability of VR for widespread use in private practice, and eventually in homes, where patients can use it for chronic pain, physical therapy, and long-term rehab,” he noted. Now, we can read many work about the use of VR in pain control. In this article you will find a presentation of…"Virtual Reality May Ease Chronic Pain"
With this new fund raising, Oncomfort will expand possibilities of “Digital Sedation” product. The company wants also to be more present on the US market. You can note that one of the investors is the swiss Debiopharm, a biopharmaceutical group of companies active in drug development. Oncomfort plans to use the €10 million of this Series A funding round to further develop its solution and accelerate its international expansion across the European and American markets. The investment…"Belgian scaleup Oncomfort raises €10 million to further develop its “Digital Sedation” through virtual reality"
This article is a short summary of VR uses in healthcare from mental therapies to surgery training. It emphasizes the actual need of robust studies on VR efficiency, especially in training where researchers work on links between simulation “accuracy” and people performances in real life. Scientists have used vr systems to create and control complex, multi-sensory, 3d worlds for volunteers in their labs since the 1990s. Rather as an aircraft simulator can train and test…"Health care is already benefiting from VR"
From March 2018 to February 2019, 40 subjects were enrolled, randomized, and completed the study; 19 were randomized to control and 21 to the VR arm. Most baseline characteristics were similar between groups. For the primary outcome, those assigned to the control arm had a statistically significant increase in pain of +0.58, while the VR arm had a significant reduction in pain of -0.52 (p = 0.03). There was also a difference in the proportion…"Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Laboring Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
This VR simulation helps people to recognize what is a overdose and how to react. This application need only a smartphone and a cardboard. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a virtual-reality video that trains people to give overdose victims naloxone, the lifesaving opioid-reversal medicine. And a study the researchers conducted shows the virtual training works as effectively as an in-person session. Source: Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses…"Researchers use virtual reality to train bystanders to respond to overdoses"
The Pixee Medical team presents a very impressive surgery of knee. The surgeon use a AR glass and the Knee+ solution. Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, in collaboration with Dr. Jérôme Villeminot and his team from Clinique St Odile in Haguenau (France), have successfully validated a new milestone by using Knee+, the first total knee replacement AR navigation system, solely guided by the Vuzix M400 AR Smart Glasses. Source: Pixee Medical Completes its First Total…"Pixee Medical completes its first total knee replacement surgery guided by the Vuzix M400 smart glasses"
In this discussion, panelists talk about engage patients in virtual care. It is not focused on immersive technologies but question are close. Panelists talk about experiences “on the field” where each patient is unique and where many issues come from technical points. How to give right device to the right person? How to help him or her to us it? who takes responsibility? How to support people if we want a massive adoption? In this…"Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care"
Find in this article a short summary of a session dedicated to mental illness and VR in the last Dubai Internet City. The talk heard from Daniel Khayat, Head of Product at HTC VIVE, Niclas Wijkstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Mimerse, and Dr Sameer Kishore, Head & Founder of Immersive VRx Lab and a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Dubai. It was organised by Dubai Internet City, the region’s largest hub for talent and technology,…"Dubai Internet City hosts live session on growing importance of VR in mental wellness"
In this article Erik Maltais, CEO of Immertec, lists all benefits of VR in the training of future surgeons. Of course it allows to make training more accessible but also amplifies the disponibility of very high skilled surgeons. “The benefit of virtual reality is that you could provide that experience as if someone’s present,” said Maltais, meaning trainees and mentors don’t always need to be flown around the world or country on overnight trips just…"Why the future of surgery training could start with a VR headset"
NUS have released how they are enabling their medical students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to experience the process of patient safety and immersion in operating theatre procedures through virtual reality (VR).The students have been able to learn about the entire flow of the peri-operative setting: from dental clearance to anaesthesia evaluation, to the handling of sharps during surgery and the safe conduct of operations in a simulated environment through VR…"Singapore Medical Students Learning through Virtual Reality and Gamification"
Maryne Cotty Eslous, fondatrice de Lucine, revient sur les début de l’entreprise et nous explique le long cheminements des thérapies digitales dans le domaine de la santé. La thérapie digitale, aussi appelée DTx, est sur un secteur d’activité qui a 10 ans. On en est aujourd’hui à la troisième génération de compagnie DTx : La première génération était considérée comme des sociétés digitales en santé « inclassables ». L’une des pionnières, c’est Voluntis avec une solution française,…"Lucine, soulager la douleur grâce à la thérapie numérique"