How Virtual Reality is Changing Medicine Jesse Levine was born with a congenital heart defect where the valves in her heart were reversed. It’s a serious medical condition—she has had a pacemaker since she was two years old—that has required … Continue reading From virtual hearts to immersive battlefields
Doctors are saving lives with VR Earlier this year, inside a cramped, windowless corner office at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I put on a virtual reality headset and tried to save a little girl’s life. It wasn’t real, of … Continue reading Virtual health
How doctors used virtual reality to save the lives of conjoined twin sisters During an 18-year career in medicine, Daniel Saltzman — the chief of pediatric surgery at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital — has grown accustomed to looking … Continue reading VR for surgery
5 Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare Virtual Reality started its fascinating take-over of healthcare for the greatest pleasure of patients and doctors alike. With a virtual reality camera, surgeons can stream operations globally and allow medical students … Continue reading Is there a tech revolution in medicine?
Engineer uses 3D printing to repair his own heart When faced with a potentially mortal dilemma perhaps only a brave few would look to 3D printing as a solution, but engineer Tal Golesworthy decided that rather than accept his fate … Continue reading 3d printing to advance science
Virtual Malady VIrtual reality has been hailed as an “empathy machine” for its ability to foment understanding by transporting people to worlds and experiences that differ from their own. The technology has also been criticized for inducing headaches and nausea. … Continue reading Simulating pain
Using VR to Train Tens of Thousands of Surgeons at Once 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 … Continue reading How to be immersed into the surgery