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    Medisana‘s virtual reality massage chair was a highlight of the 2017 MEDICA trade fair. The innovative product is aimed at individual consumers and healthcare professionals.   According to Medisana, virtual reality (VR) dates back to the first flight simulator in 1920. A century later, the technology is found in many...

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    It soon may be possible to travel around polyps, over tumors and through lesions. GE designers Ludovic Avot and Yannick Le Berre combined detailed 3D data from CT and MRI scans with virtual reality design and game software to create a tool enabling physicians to  journey into the deepest recesses of the body. The...

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    A pilot study in San Francisco has shown that virtual reality (VR) can help children and teens escape from the pain of sickle cell disease, and future studies are planned to ease discomfort for youths being treated for cancer. The idea came from video game developer Simon Robertson, who also happened to be a volunteer...

    A surgeon, cancer specialist, and co-founder of virtual and augmented reality firm Medical Realities, Dr. Shafi Ahmed performed an important surgery last April at The Royal London Hospital. It was the first surgery live-streamed to the world in virtual reality—an experience Dr. Ahmed wants to repeat in order to train...

    Clinicians can now “deep dive” using virtual reality to understand and view aortic stent grafts. Medtronic, the Dublin-based medical technology company, has made available an app at iTunes and Google Play that enables doctors to understand the use of stent grafts in dealing with aortic pathologies. Specifically, the...

    An Oxford University study is using virtual reality headsets to treat patients with severe paranoia. Recently published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, the study enables people to face situations that they fear and to learn that they are actually safe. Examples include a crowded elevator or train. Thirty...

    Could virtual reality be a complementary therapy to reduce pain and stress in cancer patients? That’s the question Mélanie Péron will try to answer at this year’s Paris Doctors 2.0 & You Conference, May 26 and 27. Founder of the Effet Papillon (Butterfly Effect) social enterprise, she will present her Bliss...

    A new partnership between Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA) and Microsoft, and centered on the software giant’s HoloLens mixed reality head-mounted display could significantly change how anatomy is taught. This holographic computer is worn like glasses. It allows professors and students to see in...

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