Virtual reality for better diagnosis of mental disorders

In this article Gema Climent, CIO of Nesplora Technology and Behaviour, explains how virtual reality can be used to evaluate brain disorders. It’s an efficient way to measure cognitive function more accurately than old methods. A more surprising thing is that patients are more motivated to be evaluated because VT tools are easy to use and more “fun”. Enter Nesplora Technology and Behaviour and its VR-based evaluation tools for mental disorders: A set of virtual…

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How virtual reality can change the way we see our molecular world

“Nano Simbox” is a application to discover molecular and atomic scale of matter. It’s design to be immersive, fully interactive and collaborative. As Dr. David Glowacki said, this application show the motion of each particles and allow you to “feel” hidden electrical interactions, or more precisely to explore many different configurations of atoms with your hands. It’s very efficient for education but also for researchers to find new components. Having a sense of the invisible…

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Nadine Hachach-Haram: How augmented reality could change the future of surgery

In this TEDx video Nadine Hachach-Haram (CEO of Proximie) explains how surgeons can use immersive technologies to be “teleported” everywhere in the world to perform a surgical intervention. By using augmented reality, robotic, IA and high-speed network it will be possible to give patients access to the surgeon they need. Surgeon and entrepreneur Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques — from remote…

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Augmented reality optimizes prostate cancer surgery

In a poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) 2018, Nicole Wake (doctoral candidate ) explains how augmented reality can help surgeons to better understand patient anatomy. In the particular case of prostate cancer, the preoperative planning is closely related to relationships between the tumor and nearby structures. The use of a Hololens AR helmet to “see it” is “considerably more useful ” according to surgeons who test the solution. Reesearchers from New York University School of…

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This Children’s Hospital Uses HoloLens & Augmented Reality to Calm Young Patients During Medical Procedures

We have now many examples of how augmented reality can help patient to control or even forget stress before treatment. In this article the CHARIOT team of Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford uses AR and an animated 3D character to distract child and explains the purpose of the care. In one example, an AR experience developed by Miney Moe and the CHARIOT team, patients see a pair of animated 3D characters in their room as a…

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La start-up Osso VR prone l’apprentissage virtuel pour les chirurgiens

OSSO VR propose depuis 2016 des systèmes de formation pour les chirurgiens utilisant de la réalité virtuelle. Il est clair aujourd’hui que l’expérimentation est une condition indispensable de la compréhension. Les environnements simulés en réalité virtuelles permettent de répéter le geste chirurgical aussi souvent que nécessaire, et de l’améliorer progressivement.  Comme il est précisé dans l’article, cette méthode ne se substitue pas aux autres mais les complète. L’immersion que procure la réalité virtuelle en fait…

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Un miroir en réalité augmentée permet de voir sa future poitrine avant opération

L’usage de la réalité augmentée en médecine et, en particulier, en chirurgie plastique permet de “voir” les modifications avant les interventions. De cette manière le patient ou la patiente est plus rassuré(e) avant l’opération et peut commencer à appréhender sa nouvelle image. Dans cette exemple, c’est le choix d’implants mammaires qui est facilité. La patiente peut choisir en connaissance de cause et n’aura pas de surprise après l’intervention. La pose d’implants mammaires permet d’augmenter artificiellement…

"Un miroir en réalité augmentée permet de voir sa future poitrine avant opération"

Andrew’s Brain: An augmented reality solution to brain trauma communication

What if there was a cost effective, scalable and structured solution to help understand those with acquired brain injuries? What if clinicians, occupational therapists and speech therapists could eliminate basic flash cards and guess work, and use augmented reality to help their patients communicate? In his presentation from the 2018 eHealth Queensland Expo in Brisbane, David Paré explains the possibilities of augmented reality to transform brain trauma care. Watch as David tells the story of…

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Virtual reality allows multiple scientists to ‘walk’ through cancer cells

As you may known, 3D cell environments are very relevant to test drugs as its mimic human body much more precisely than 2D experiments (It’s why we develop BIOMIMESYS® in HCS Pharma). But to understand drugs action and efficacy you also need 3D visualization tools. In this article, you will discover how a team from UNSW Medicine and Children’s Cancer Institute use immersive devices to explore data. They can literally “walk” inside tumors to see…

"Virtual reality allows multiple scientists to ‘walk’ through cancer cells"

Revinax : la réalité virtuelle pour former aux gestes chirurgicaux

Créer en 2015, la société Revinax propose un outil de formation des chirurgiens en réalité virtuel, immédiatement tourné vers la pratique. Sous forme de “tutoriels” l’utilisateur se retrouve à la place du chirurgien et peut apprendre au revoir un acte comme s’il était sur place. L’équipement matériel nécessaire à Révinax est pensé pour être le plus léger possible et peut donc être utiliser partout. Lauréate dans la catégorie “santé” du Prix innovation mutuelle, la startup…

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ARveo microscope from Leica Microsystems : a single field of view with all data

Leica Microsystems presents a new microscope dedicated to neurosurgery. This device gives all visual information in a single field of you in front of surgeon. With the help of augmented reality, he can view fluorescence images directly on the patient and go to different pictures without interruption. Cutting edge view of ARveo digital augmented reality microscope marks a new generation of integrated rich information instruments Source: News Details: Leica Microsystems

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Virtual Reality Can Help Women Get Through Childbirth With Less Pain

In this article Dr. Anderson explains how VR can help mothers to deliver child with less painkillers. Even if it is not a solution for everyone and it should be used with other methods, it permits decrease drugs needs.   He said that although he already helped more than forty mothers deliver their kids with VR, Martucci’s case was the most successful. She had the VR device on for the longest time, and she could go…

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Follow the light: projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system for laparoscopic surgery

In this article you can discover a AR system use to assist surgeons in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy A projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system (PARIS) is presented that includes a miniature tracked projector, tracked marker, and laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) transducer. PARIS was developed to improve the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). In particular, it has been demonstrated to effectively assist in the identification of tumor boundaries during surgery and to improve the surgeon’s…

"Follow the light: projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system for laparoscopic surgery"

Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery

A group from Johns Hopkins University uses augmented reality visualization to help implantation of surgical nails in patients with femoral fractures. Results from first experience show that accuracy is similar to conventional method but procedure time is reduced by nearly 10% and x-ray acquisitions are reduced by 90%. The group from Johns Hopkins University used x-ray images acquired with a C-arm to create virtual lines visible with an AR headset for guiding the implantation of…

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How AR and Computer Mapping are Leading to Safer Medical Procedures

A very simple way to use smartphone AR to help doctors in information visualization ! At the University of Twente in the Netherlands, a research team is developing an economical smartphone technology based on the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology, along with augmented reality (AR). The device allows doctors to reconstruct 3D body sections by directing the smartphone to the areas of interest. The smartphone will display AR layers of the 3D skin surface…

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How augmented reality gives one doctor surgical ‘superpowers’

In this article, you will discover how Dr. Joshua Bederson and his team in Mount Sinai Hospital (NYC) use immersive technologies to prepare ans operate complex brain surgeries. The use of “Surgical Theater” software gives surgeons a 360° vision of the patient and is linked to a Occulus VR helmet to see “inside” the brain. It’s a way to limit the workload for the surgeon. The new technology includes a program called Surgical Theater, which…

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Augmedics’ augmented-reality surgical system shows promise

In this study about spine surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the use of augmented reality system “xvision” allows a good increase of accuracy (from 94.6% to 96.7% of succeed). The main benefice is that surgeon can work without looking away from the patient. XVS essentially provides the surgeon with ‘X-ray vision’ &mash; enabling them to navigation through a patient’s skin and tissue. It’s intended for use in minimally-invasive or open spine surgeries, but has potential…

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Pierre Fabre Oral Care lance l’opération « J’aime mon dentiste »

Plus d’1 français sur 2 est anxieux face aux soins bucco-dentaires*. Stressé, angoissé, apeuré… tels sont les termes que 84% des français utilisent pour décrire leur état d’esprit à l’approche ou lors d’un rendez-vous chez le chirurgien-dentiste.  Face à ce constat et parce que l’anxiété ne doit plus être un frein à la santé bucco-dentaire, Pierre Fabre Oral Care innove en lançant une opération nationale baptisée « J’aime mon dentiste ». Celle-ci a pour double objectif d’aider…

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La réalité virtuelle : quelle légitimité en santé ?

Dans cet article publié sur le Labsanté de Sanofi, nous retrouvons une série d’exemples d’usages de réalité virtuelle dans le domaine de la santé et en particulier du soin. Du traitement des phobies à la lutte contre les maladies dégénératives en passant par la lutte contre la douleur et la formation des personnels de santé, les implications sont immenses et promettent un avenir très prometteur ! Pour en savoir plus sur le sujet, rendez-vous sur…

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Surgeons use HoloLens to peer into patients’ legs

At St. Mary’s Hospital a team from Imperial College London use a Hololens to see “inside” the body and to prepare surgical interventions. All of the patients first underwent CT scans, to obtain 3D images of the bones and blood vessels in the injured limb. When the HoloLens-wearing doctors were subsequently performing the surgery, those images were superimposed on their view of the leg – to them, it was as if they could actually see through…

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Expect augmented reality to come up big for pharma marketers

Today augmented reality could be use for many thing in healthcare : to educate professionals, to share with customers or to help them to visualize new concepts. As Arno Sosna (Veeva Systems) say in this article, it’s only the beginning ! “We see augmented reality as another content format,” Sosna said. “There’s an opportunity to go one step beyond current interactivity in some cases. One area where AR helps is creating empathy. When dealing with conditions around the eyes,…

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FollowKnee, une prothèse de genou connectée imprimée en 3D

Le projet FollowKnee a ppour ambition de créer une prothèse 100% connectée, destinée à améliorer la pose puis la rééducation des patients. Sélectionné dans le cadre du programme d’investissement d’avenir, FollowKnee est financé à hauteur de 24 millions d’euros dont un tiers par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Il aurait commencé en début d’année et devrait se terminer dans 5 ans. “D’ici 3 ans, nous allons d’abord réaliser des prothèses de genoux fabriquées en 3D et…

"FollowKnee, une prothèse de genou connectée imprimée en 3D"

CAE LucinaAR, le premier simulateur d’accouchement équipé de réalité augmentée

La division santé de CAE propose un simulateur d’accouchement utilisant à la fois une base physique et de la réalité augmentée avec Microsoft Hololens. Pour la première fois, des équipes cliniques et des apprenants seront en mesure de pratiquer des manœuvres d’urgence liées au travail et à l’accouchement sur un simulateur de patient haute fidélité en étant guidés par des hologrammes 3D du bébé en déplacement dans le canal pelvi-génital. Le premier module d’apprentissage de…

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Virtual reality simulator from SimforHealth

SimforHealth, a leading french company in immersive technologies, has developed a virtual reality simulator in multi-user mode. Communication and discussion between health professionals, in the same place or at a distance is now possible thanks to the multi-user version of virtual reality clinical cases designed bySimforHealth. It will be presented in HTC VIVE’s exhibition area (The Wynn, Alsace Ballroom – first floor), and will, furthermore, be the only player from the health care sector to…

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Mixed Reality in Healthcare by The Medical Futurist

What if medical students could project bear-sized holographic brains in their dorm rooms when studying for an anatomy exam? What if surgeons could use those holograms to prepare for complex surgeries or even support the operations themselves? HoloLens appears to be the platform for the medical application of mixed reality, so I was curious how […] Source: Mixed Reality in Healthcare – The HoloLens Review – The Medical Futurist  

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New Virtual Reality Technology Allows Scientists to ‘Walk Through’ Brains

Virtual reality systems are perfect tools to help people in visualization of complex pictures, especially from high-performance microscopes (like light-sheet microscope). This new visualization ability has huge impacts on neural research. Dr. Gilles Reymond, Staff Engineer at the Wyss Center outlines the possibilities: “In the future, this could prove a very useful tool to gain a new 3D perspective on the complex mechanical and biological interactions between the human brain and new types of MRI…

"New Virtual Reality Technology Allows Scientists to ‘Walk Through’ Brains"

A Nancy, une salle de simulation pour les futurs pharmaciens

This simulation room is made for students and help them to work in a “real” pharmacy. Immerger les futurs pharmaciens dans la pratique quotidienne de leur métier, telle est l’ambition d’Offi’Sim, un dispositif proposé par la faculté de pharmacie de l’université de Lorraine, à Nancy. « Notre métier ne consiste plus à vendre des boîtes de médicaments, mais d’abord à être à l’écoute du patient, à le comprendre et à le conseiller », souligne Francine Paulus, doyen…

"A Nancy, une salle de simulation pour les futurs pharmaciens"

KineQuantum veut améliorer la kinésithérapie grâce à la réalité virtuelle

In this use of virtual reality, the patient is inside a virtual world where he has to move like a bird (for example). Theses moves are a part a the reeducation program. It is noticed that the patient feels less pain during VR session than during a traditional one. Créée en octobre 2015, KineQuantum veut transformer les usages de la kinésithérapie active où le patient réalise seul des mouvements. Grâce à des casques de réalité…

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France performs world’s first virtual reality surgery

This operation has been done with Microsoft Hololense. The AR glasses facilitates access to data like X-rays, scanners and MRIs thanks to uses of 3D reconstructed models directly projected on the patient. It is also possible to prepare the operation with these technologies and, during the surgical intervention, the surgeon could be “assisted” by colleagues. In french : Replay : une opération chirurgicale en réalité augmentée Doctors at the Avicenne de Bobigny hospital (Ile-de-France) have…

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