In this very complete review, authors explain how AR and VR are now mandatory in surgery training and why visual rendering and haptic feedback are the key points of success. The key components for incorporating VR into surgical simulators are visual and haptic rendering. These components ensure that the user is completely immersed in the virtual environment and can interact in the same way as in the physical world. The key components for the application…"A Review on the Applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Surgical Simulation: An Extension to Different Kinds of Surgery"
Nanome became the first VR software company to launch an immersive real-time collaboration platform for scientific discovery in 2015. The software environment accelerates scientific decision making by allowing users to visualize, modify, and simulate biological and chemical compounds, facilitating effective communication of data and integrating with existing computational chemistry workflows. Nanome continues to grow by a partnership with Fujitsu to bring his VR tool in Japan. Source: VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software…"VR startup in US brings immersive drug design software to Japan"
The Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (Dallas, USA) will work on a VR simulator to improve hiatal hernia surgery training. This work is supported by the US National Institutes of Health and should go up to the complete validation of the process. It is lead by Dr Ganesh Sankaranarayanan who has worked on many immersive tools for surgery. The study, titled Development and Validation of a Virtual Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Simulator (VLaHHS), will be led by…"NIH awards Baylor Scott & White Research Institute R01 grant for surgical simulator study"
Dr. Walter Greenleaf will discuss his work and vision relative to the state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) in the field of medicine and wellbeing. His talk will also highlight his insights on how scientific rigger and research is critical to the establishment of viable new knowledge and products for medical use in this time of popular press grabs for attention in applied VR. Source: Translating VR Research into Medical Impact with Walther Greenleaf Ph.D. – Crowdcast"Translating VR Research into Medical Impact with Walther Greenleaf Ph.D., webinar July 1st | 12:00 PM EDT"
In this article authors perform a meta-analyse over more than a thousand statistical tests related to uses of VR in psychology. The study is mainly focused on statistical consistency and explore main errors seen in scientific papers. They also talk about “usual” bias in selected samples. The conclusions may seem harsh to you but it give good ways for future research 🙂 Virtual reality (VR) is a popular subject of scientific study across a variety…"Virtual Reality Check: Statistical Power, Reported Results, and the Validity of Research on the Psychology of Virtual Reality and Immersive Environments"
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"
In this very interesting study about the use of AR as a way to encourage physical exercices, authors demonstrate that results are clear and mesured. AR helps the gamification of exercices and increase the implication of users. The immersion helps also to make exercices for a longer time. This study successfully showed that inexpensive easy-to-use AR systems can effectively contribute to exercise programs. Future game design recommendations, including feedback, mixed reality, and stress tracking, are…"Physiological Monitoring During Augmented Reality Exercise Confirms Advantages to Health and Well-Being"
With this application, researchers provide an easy way to train memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The tool could be also used to monitor patient illness evolution and to discover early element of spatial disorders for childs Researchers of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Zaragoza have developed an augmented reality app to assess spatial memory. Among its uses, it could be utilised for people with Alzheimer’s disease, as a tool…"Researchers develop new augmented reality app to assess spatial memory"