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"
The World Health Organization just announce his plan to create a “Department of Digital Health” with the goal to help countries to understand the power of digital health, potential dangers and ways to implement it. It’s a new and strong signal of the importance of the digital in healthcare. You may also note that WHO develop a special action on data collecting. The Department of Digital Health will, according to WHO, harness “the power of…"WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health"
Why to use VR and 360° videos in Pharma industries, especially for communication ? Because like in any other domains, it’s immersive and engaging ! In the realm of marketing, the draw of VR stems from its immersive quality. VR headsets provide 360-degree sights and surround sound, while more advanced versions incorporate touch and smells. The technology allows users to take a ride through the body’s blood stream, see a drug’s mechanism of action (MOA)…"Pharma wades into the world of virtual reality marketing"
Floreo is a typical use of virtual reality to help autistic children to communicate. Floreo, a venture and NIH backed startup, leverages the power of virtual reality to provide safe, immersive, repeatable, and affordable social and communication therapy that is fun and engaging for the user, while allowing a supervising adult to monitor and track the user’s progress. We are currently piloting Floreo at a special education school for children on the autism spectrum,…"Floreo for social and communication therapy that is immersive and realistic"