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"
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"
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 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"
A digital design specialist at the Annenberg School for Communication created a 360-degree virtual reality video demonstrating COVID-19 treatment practices in order to prepare medical staff in remote locations to respond to a possible spike in cases. Through operation on a mannequin, the video depicts a doctor treating a COVID-19 patient suffering from respiratory failure. Kyle Cassidy, from Annenberg School for Communication, in collaboration with Penn Medicine, created a 360° video training to help healthcare…"Annenberg creates virtual reality video demonstrating treatment for coronavirus patients"
Dans ce dossier, les auteurs font le point sur l’utilisation de la réalité augmentée dans la préparation et la réalisation d’opération chirurgicales complexes des tumeurs du foie. Les tumeurs intrahépatiques sont difficiles à localiser en chirurgie par cœlioscopie. La réalité augmentée permet de superposer les images préopératoires (TDM ou IRM) à l’image peropératoire. Le geste du chirurgien est donc guidé pour une meilleure précision et le foie devient virtuellement transparent. Source: Chirurgie des tumeurs du…"Chirurgie des tumeurs du foie en réalité augmentée"
In this article, you will discover how the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton team continues to train surgeons, even in the COVID-19 crisis. “With virtual reality, you can go back over complicated procedures. In a real operating room, you can’t cut twice,” Dr. Khanna says. “My hypothesis is those who train virtually will be more prepared, confident, and comfortable with surgeries in the real world.” Source: St. Joe’s surgeons in training use virtual reality to sharpen…"St. Joe’s surgeons in training use virtual reality to sharpen skills"
As a global leader in medical simulation training, Swiss-based VirtaMed will use the coming months as a unique opportunity to provide courses with their latest surgical simulators in hospitals. From St. Gallen to Geneva, surgical departments will welcome a mobile simulation lab that is kitted out with virtual reality simulators and run by an expert team. Source: Swiss-based VirtaMed provides surgical training in hospitals with mobile simulation lab"Swiss-based VirtaMed provides surgical training in hospitals with mobile simulation lab"
L’étude dévoilée par la NIH (United Kingdom National Health Service) montre que la formation des personnels de santé pour traiter des patients atteints du COVID-19 tire un bénéfice important de l’utilisation de la réalité virtuelle. Non seulement l’efficacité de la transmission d’informations et de gestes est fortement accrue mais l’agilité du dispositif le rend moins coûteux. En mai 2019, la NHS intégrait la start-up Virti VR, spécialiste britannique de la réalité virtuelle, dans son programme…"En Grande-Bretagne, la NHS se réjouit des bénéfices de la formation des soignants en réalité virtuelle"
Multi-users function is now integrated in the “Precision OS” tools and allows people to learn surgical process together. The enhancement grants multiple users in different locations simultaneous access to the same learning module. The platform runs with the Oculus Quest headset, making it a portable and cost-effective option that could theoretically be used anywhere in the world. “Multiplayer is literally and figuratively adding another dimension to our proficiency focused training platform. Enabling this type of…"Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training"
In this article you will discover some of the top Seattle startups which work in immersive healthcare technologies like Pyrus Medical or Exonicus. There are not enough patients at every hospital to support the skills needed to do these kind of [complicated surgical] procedures,” Seslar says. “And so I think we need to find another way of getting the care there. And remote robotics [enabled via virtual reality technology], I think provides that opportunity, if…"Surgical Superpowers: When Virtual Reality Becomes Real"
Dr. Keith Mortman (George Washington University) and Surgical Theater have show a way to see lungs CT scan pictures thanks to virtual reality. They shown interesting facts in the effects of this disease. One discovery that’s particularly concerning is the fact that COVID-19 survivors may wind up with major, lasting lung damage if the inflammation doesn’t subside over time. At that point, “it becomes essentially scarring in the lungs,” Mortman explained, and “could impact somebody’s…"GWU uses VR to take you inside a coronavirus-damaged lung"
Pixee Medical, a France-based medical company, has received CE marking certification for Knee+, the first orthopedic navigation system using augmented reality smart glasses for total knee arthroplasty. Pixee Medical has got a CE marking certification for Knee+, a navigation system that help surgeons in total knee arthroplasty. The system use a Vuzix’ M400 Smart Glasses for visualization. This certification is a condition to the opening of the European Union market. The next step for the company…"Vuzix announces the World’s First Orthopedic Navigation System Using Augmented Reality Smart Glasses developed by Pixee Medical"
In this webinar, Dr. Amar Patel (Chief Learning Officer at CAE Healthcareyou) presents current uses of new technologies in healthcare, and especially of medical simulation training programs Artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality (MR), and augmented mixed reality (AMR), have become a hot topic across multiple industries worldwide. Yet, educational programs are still grappling with how to integrate and utilize it, and educators are faced with creating and distributing content in a unique and relational format. Source:…"Recorded Webinar: Using AI and Augmented Mixed Reality to Enhance Training Experiences"
Healthcare professionals are well aware of the importance of hand hygiene – and this is part of their training,” said Professor Didier Pittet, Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine Geneva, Switzerland. “The exciting thing about this innovative training in virtual reality is that it allows professionals to test their knowledge in a safe simulation of a patient environment and to receive direct feedback – and…"Tork offers virtual reality hand hygiene training"
onning the VR headset, Steinberg was able to enlarge the heart to see the degree of blockage and its location in the vessel. He could see the hole in the septum and its proximity to vessels and, importantly, to the mechanical aortic valve implanted in Cronk in 2011. “When you’re implanting devices with a catheter, you don’t want to fix one problem only to create another,” Steinberg said. “The VR perspective gave us landmarks and…"VR helps cardiologist detect patient’s injury and repair a broken heart"
Are games good to train physicians and medical professionals ? The startup Level Ex thinks yes and offers many applications to illustrate this principle! Level Ex is one of several companies reimagining ongoing medical education for doctors. There are a bevy of technologies entering this space, including virtual reality, augmented reality, video games like those from Level Ex, and advanced robots. All are a piece of the broader medical simulation market, an industry that is…"The future of doctor training is video games and robots"
Avec ce déploiement, Johnson & Johnson veut collecter les données provenant de l’entraînement des chirurgiens, mais aussi obtenir leurs retours d’expériences. Pour l’instant, l’entreprise pharmaceutique a déjà utilisé la réalité virtuelle pour former des chirurgiens dans ses 24 instituts de formations. Mais ce n’est que le début de l’utilisation de cette technologie, et si les premiers retours semblent positifs, J&J souhaite compiler plus d’informations sur ce sujet. Source: Johnson & Johnson va déployer 150 casques…"Johnson & Johnson va déployer 150 casques Oculus Quest pour former des chirurgiens en réalité virtuelle"
The updated version developed by Augmentiqs, a startup founded in 2016, is an electro-optic device combining software and hardware that integrates within existing microscopes, connecting them to a PC and transforming them into smart and connected instruments. In this article, Augmentiqs presents his technology to augment optical microscope. This device allows pathologists to tag information directly on “live” pictures and to share it in real time with colleagues. It eases collaborative analysis. Source: Microscopes go…"Microscopes go high-tech thanks to startup Augmentiqs"
A team from Rhode Island Hospital uses Hololens glasses to improve health education. With the help of the university’s library they also build a free repository of scientific ressources. The team focused on creating an augmented reality representation — a holoimage — of patient anatomy. These holoimage representations are hologram-like projections that are fixed in space, said Owen Leary ’18 MD ’24, one of the student creators of the project and a current clinical research…"R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality"
The “HealthStream Resuscitation Innovation Lab” is a pilot program from Community Health Systems to train medical to face code blue emergencies (cardiac arrests). The goal is to improve leadership capabilities thanks to virtual environments. Participants wearing VR headsets will be tasked with leading a virtual clinical team through the process of resuscitating a cardiac arrest patient, answering questions from the program as they go along; the system currently comprises three separate resuscitation patient cases. Source:…"CHS pilots VR program to improve clinical leadership"
Revinax développe depuis plusieurs années un écosystème d’outils au service des chirurgiens, à la fois pour les aider dans les étapes de formation et dans celles propres aux opérations. Comme le précise son cofondateur, Maxime Ros, l’objectif n’est pas de remplacer le praticien mais de lui donner toutes les informations pour l’aider à améliorer son geste, au service du patient. La technologie développée par Revinax permet de stabiliser l’image, mais aussi de corriger l’angle de…"Simulation médicale : dans la peau du chirurgien"
This is a very exiting project, leaded by a research team from University of Texas at Dallas and support by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s about the use of virtual interactions to improve medical students communication skills. The team develops a virtual patient, called Walter with a a degree of emotional interactions. “Augmented reality means you’re taking reality and adding something virtual to it,” said Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor and…"Virtual Patient Project Aims To Develop Smarter Medical Students"
MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) test VR training solutions to validate future uses in industries. These solutions will be used to train people in sterilisation and GMP setting. It will be also useful to better understand the purpose of MHRA inspection. It is very interesting to see these technologie validated by the regulator and we can imagine a fast spreading! The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has joined with US-based Quality…"UK drugs regulator uses VR to train staff on GMP standards"
Le produit présenté par la société permet aux étudiants de s’entraîner dans des conditions proches du réel puisque les sensations haptiques sont rendues grâce à un bras à retour de force. C’est un nouveau produit de formation allant dans la philosophie “jamais la première fois sur le patient”. Dans le cadre des Trophées 2020 de l’innovation du Grand Est décernés mardi, InSimo a reçu le prix de la Région pour Sim & Care, son logiciel…"InSimo crée des patients virtuels pour apprendre les gestes chirurgicaux"
Augmedics’ AR system is now approved by the U.S. FDA. According to the company it is the first device certified for guided surgery. The “Xvision Spine system” allows surgeons to place spine implant with a amazing precision and without looking away the patient. The possibility to see “through the skin” is also a good way to promote minimal invasive methods. Augmedics Inc., a Chicago-based startup focused on augmented reality (AR) applications in health care, has…"FDA greenlights Augmedics’ AR system for spinal surgery"
La Croix-Rouge française lance le déploiement de plusieurs modules de formations aux soins dont 2 en réalité virtuelle développées par l’entreprise française SimForHealth. L’objectif est de former 10000 étudiants grâce à ses technologies. Cette collection de modules de formation a en effet été développée par SimForHealth avec le soutien de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Elle a déjà été déployée dans les 27 IFSI de la région, et la génèse du projet fait partie justement des facteurs…"La Croix-Rouge déploie la réalité virtuelle dans ses instituts de formation"
In this article cellular pathologist Laszlo Igali explains how AR and VR would be used to deeply change medicine in a close future. Pathology for example, methods have been revolutionized these 10 previous years, even if the goal is always to “uncover the secrets behind human tissue”. Imaging technologies now are able to facilitate to whole procedure and, tomorrow, results will be seen in a AR glasses directly on the patient. Many of the projects…"The Road to Augmented Pathology"
The company Osso VR enters the SBIR program of the U.S. Air Force to explore the potential of virtual reality surgical training “on the field”. Osso VR said this week that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Air Force. The first phase of the project includes a feasibility study to determine VR surgical training’s benefits and application within the Air Force. Source: Osso VR wins Air Force…"Osso VR wins Air Force research grant"
A team from Southern Methodist University (SMU) use virtual reality to train surgeons in Zambia. This is a concret use of Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator (VRSS) developed at SMU with the support of the Medical Research Council (UK). This cost effective device is easy to deploy in hospital and surgeons can use it quickly. First results are so promising then the project will be extend soon. Virtual reality has advanced significantly in recent years. What was once…"Doctors In Zambia Use ‘Virtual Reality’ Developed At SMU To Train Surgeons"
In this article, we will discover the product of a innovative Indian company created in 2017 Embright Infotech. Thez have developed Auticare, a virtual reality AI based diagnostic tool which help doctors detect signals of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This device and associated application could also be used as a therapeutic tool. Once the patient (child) puts on the Auticare device, they are transported to a virtual world, wherein they are taught real life skills. The…"Thiruvananthapuram-based Embright Infotech uses AI, AR/VR to help autistic children learn bet"
In this article, a training program for social workers is presented. It is made by Accenture to help people to develop their observation skills in a very difficult context, using VR and voice recognition. The idea is to help caseworkers refine their skills in a real-world setting, interviewing a child, a mother, and an admittedly scary-looking father. Only the immersive storytelling and interactivity of VR and voice could make this training so impactful, said Cortney…"Friends With Holograms: Using VR to train social workers to sniff out child abuse"
The Immersive Reality Training Lab of the Colorado State University is complet with an hundred VR headset and several applications to study anatomy and medical imaging processes. According to Jordan Nelson (one of the lab’s operators) ” the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods “the lab is designed to complement, not replace, existing teaching methods” Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously,…"CSU Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education"
Cadaverless anatomy education is it possible today, and is it appropriate for a good training? In this article science journalist Bahar Gholipour explains advantages and drawbacks of the VR anatomy. Anatomy education has been resistant to change for so long that Young and others see what is happening now as a sign of a possible historic transition. “We’re at the beginning of a paradigm shift, no question about that,” Young says. “That shift is going…"Med School without Cadavers?"
Les études se multiplient pour montrer l’intérêt de l”utilisation des technologies immersives dans la formation en santé. Non seulement les notions apprises restent en tête plus longtemps mais elles peuvent être renforcées en toute autonomie par l’étudiant. Cette révolution de la formation est aussi une révolution de la pédagogie. Les organisme de formation et les formateurs doivent revoir leurs méthodes en profondeur. En août dernier, une étude pilotée par l’école de médecine de l’université de…"Le big bang des nouvelles technologies chez les étudiants en médecine"
The Ohio State College of Medicine made a VR simulation to train medical students (and professionals) in a mass-casualty events context. The program has been grant by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for more than 1,8 millions dollars. The new VR simulation — led by Danforth and his co-principal investigator Nicholas Kman, an emergency medicine physician at the medical center — will show trainees ranging from medical students to EMTs a subway bombing scene…"College of Medicine developing virtual reality training simulation"
Dans le cadre de son opération l’Eté qui sauve, la Croix Rouge Française a testé utilisation de la réalité virtuelle pour l’enseignement des premiers secours. Les retours utilisateurs ont été très positifs ce qui encourage la Croix Rouge Française a construire sa propre expérience pour 2020. Alors que 50 % de notre panel de 200 testeurs n’avait encore jamais fait de réalité virtuelle, 90 % d’entre eux ont déclaré que l’expérience proposée leur avait donné…"Sauver plus de vies grâce à la réalité virtuelle à la Croix Rouge Française"
In her presentation at the last Oculus Connect 6 event, Sandra Humbles explained how the Johnson & Johnson Institute want to increase the use ofOculus Quest in surgery training. In partnership with Osso VR, they have shown the efficiency of virtual training for new surgeons, just one year after the launch of their “global virtual reality training program for surgeons and nurses”. Sandra Humbles, the vice president of global education solutions at the Johnson &…"Johnson & Johnson wants to bring VR to doctors-in-training worldwide"
At George Washington University Hospital, surgeons use augmented reality tools to prepare surgical operations. With pictures from CT scan for example, they look directly “on the patient” to prepare as accurately as possible future gestures. As explained, this is a great tool to save time before a operation. Rather than just relying on 2D imaging, surgeons can take a CT scan and create a 360-degree virtual reality platform with it, Dr. Keith Mortman, a thoracic…"George Washington University Hospital doctors among first to use virtual reality tech for surgeries"
In this article Justin Barad (CEO of Osso VR) summarizes benefits of AR and VR in the surgeon’s training. He lists, of course, many useful (and up-to-date) examples but you can find also inside the text an interesting reflexion about the future of these technologies. As author explains, immersive technologies in healthcare are more en more complex and it will become a real challenge to explain to surgeons how to use it in the close…"Virtual reality, augmented reality can improve surgeons’ training"
In this study conducted at Mount Sinai HELPS Center, authors compare VR and mannequin-based simulations for ACLS (Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support) training. They show that users measured skills in VR is closely correlated with those in classical method (with the mannequin). Even if VR can’t replace the old method, it will be very efficient to be used for individualized training, more often and for a lower cost. The study found that VR simulation was predictive…"Mount Sinai HELPS Center Study Finds Virtual Reality ACLS Simulation Training Effective for Assessing ACLS Competency"
Les simulateurs de l’entreprise sont utilisés aujourd’hui dans 11 pays et dans 25 universités. Avec le financement du programme Epic MegaGrants d’Epic Games, (Unreal Engine) la société va améliorer son produit et passer à l’utilisation de casques de réalité virtuelle pour renforcer l’immersion. “A terme, l’utilisation des casques pourraient nous permettre de diminuer par deux le coût des simulateurs,” poursuit James Markey. Ces derniers coûtent aujourd’hui dans les 50 000 euros, la majorité du coût…"HRV Simulation combine casque de réalité virtuelle et retour haptique pour mieux former les dentistes"
At the University of Alberta, occupational therapy students can use virtual reality to practice before their clinical exams. According to teachers, it allows to decrease anxiety and help them to get better results. Now with the virtual reality program, students can experience the entire process — from opening the room door to diagnosing a patient — without leaving the lab. Instead of traditional actors playing standardized patients, the virtual program has multiple virtual patients, modeled…"Virtual reality helps U of A students battle exam anxiety"
In this short video, we will see how AR glasses is used by a team of Munich’s Technical University in surgery. Researchers at Munich’s Technical University are developing smart surgical glasses for operating theaters. Allowing for a 3D visual representation of the patient, Augmented Reality is set to revolutionize surgery. Source: How smart glasses will transform surgery | Tomorrow Today – The Science Magazine | DW | 27.07.2019"How smart glasses will transform surgery"
In this article, authors show that the use of Hololens AR helmet improves endoscopic surgery. With a test panel of 72 people from novice to expert level, this study shows a better efficiency than with conventional screens, especially for less skilled people. This study demonstrates that the device facilitated improved outcomes of performance in novices and was widely accepted as a surgical visual aid by all groups. The HoloLens represents a feasible alternative to the…"Effectiveness of the HoloLens mixed-reality headset in minimally invasive surgery: a simulation-based feasibility study"
In this video Vicky Smalley (CTO of FundamentalVR) presents company software products and the vision behind present and future developments. She enhances the importance of accurate haptic simulation in surgery training. Our mission at FundamentalVR is to give medical personnel access to the best simulations on a day-to-day basis. We believe that every surgeon should have the opportunity to rehearse, practise and test themselves within a safe, controllable space that is as close to real…"Vicky Smalley presents FundamentalVR at AWE USA 2019"
CLARAi (clinical augmented reality and artificial intelligence) is a experimental tool developed by the University of Michigan to measure and to show “pain level” as objectively as possible. It uses Microsoft HoloLens AR glasses to help physicians to visualize pain “on the head” of patient! Another great advantage of CLARAi is to possibility to transport it easily. It allows to use it almost everywhere. Red and blue dots were used to denote location and level…"Augmented Reality Perceives Real-Time Pain of Patients"
In this webinar from http://vr-intelligence.com/ you will find many interesting ways to use VR (and sometime AR) in healthcare. Don’t forget to join the http://vr-intelligence.com/ community to be awarded of new webinars and meeting (like VRX Conference and Expo (December 12-13, San Francisco)!"VR & AR for Healthcare & Pharma – Overcome Challenges, Find Opportunities and Drive ROI"