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"
Thermo Fisher Scientific (an American biotechnology product development company) use now virtual reality to train new employees in the Greenville’s factory. As the factory looks for more than 100 new people, the VR will be used to shorten training time by up to 50%! For the moment, only a room is operational for 20 persons but other are planed. The company has installed a training center equipped with virtual reality capabilities to help advance the onboarding and training…"Thermo Fisher Opens VR Training Center In Greenville"
In this article, you will find many examples where “in silico” methods and computing can change biology. In drug discovery, it’s really interesting to see that it allows us to make multiple virtual assays and only synthesize and test only promising compounds. It’s a new era of modeling and simulation, which is accelerating discovery for drugs, vaccines, medical devices, materials, and many other products. For years, simulations have been used for physical systems, to cheaply…"Virtual Medicine for Real Patients"
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"
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…"Virtual reality simulator from SimforHealth"
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"