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"
The Britain’s National Health Service is testing the use of virtual reality to help people with dementia. With immersive movies, patients are encouraged to recall their own personal history throught pictures and emotions. Results are very encouraging as Arfa Rehman said (co-founder of Virtue, partner of BNHS) and this partnership may be spread to others areas in Britain. “If people remember more of their past, remember more of themselves, it just helps with overall mental wellbeing,” Arfa Rehman,…"Britain Trials Virtual Reality Time Travel to Combat Dementia"
We know thah geolocalization games like Pokemon Go could help people in doing physical exercises but a new study from the from McMaster University shows that it could also be benefic for those with mental illness. When the game first came out, I noticed patients who had severe social anxiety disorder and a lot of depression starting to go out of their homes—and leave their computer screens and get off their couches—to play the game…"Could Pokemon GO, Augmented Reality Apps be Used for Mental Health Therapy?"