The (uncomplete) Immersive Technology in Healthcare digest

Hello, this is a short summary of my technological watch on this amazing domain of immersive technology in healthcare ! Rendez-vous every mid-month (in french and in english).

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The Patients

  • VR in Therapy: VR’s Positive Impact on Mental Health – VRFocus
    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…
  • VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics will Revolutionize Medicine
    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…
  • Seniors escape isolation of pandemic with the help of virtual reality
    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…
  • XRHealth announces Virtual Reality therapy application to help treat ADHD
    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…
  • The Science of Virtual Reality: How VR Helps with Memory Retention
    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…

The Medical Staff

The Healthcare Industries and Hospitals

Research and meeting

“Collateral” news

  • Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR 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…
  • Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care
    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…
  • 4 Examples Of Merging Gaming & Digital Health
    In this article, author explain why it’s interesting to “gamify” some parts of health domain and how digitalisation of this sector could benefit of it. From treatment to research, games and games functionalities are powerful tools to help patients. Of course, developers of health apps also made use of gamified…
  • Des chirurgiens mènent une opération à 15 km de distance grâce à la 5G
    La présentation de cette intervention à distance met l’accent sur la faible latence apportée par la technologie 5G et ses possibilités dans les futures interventions. L’article précise toutefois qu’il faudra encore un peu de temps pour que cette possibilité devienne courante. L’intervention avait ainsi été réalisée sur place par un…
  • Should AI assist in surgical decision-making?
    To reduce preventable medical errors, an AI assistance to surgeons is more realistic than a wide spread of robotic surgery. In this article (and the associated paper) authors share some tips to make this assistance real today. The paper’s authors propose AI as an effective augmentation tool to enhance in…

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