Virtual reality system helps surgeons, reassures patients Two people sitting in chairs and wearing virtual-reality headsets as the look at screens with images of a brain. The virtual reality system is helping train residents, assist surgeons in planning upcoming operations … Continue reading A medicine VR game
Scientists reduce fear of death by using virtual reality to induce an out-of-body experience Virtual reality systems can create out-of-body experiences — and these experiences may be able to reduce the fear of death, according to a recently published study. … Continue reading The full body ownership illusion
Emotion Sensing In VR: How VR Is Being Used To Benefit Mental Health Cancer and heart disease are well recognised causes of ill health, however a recent report by the Institute of Global Health reveals that in terms of the … Continue reading Improving mental health
Virtual Reality Is Being Used to Help Burn Victims in Seattle, but Could It Be Dangerously Addictive? In 2010, Caleb Springer, then 23, was riding a friend’s scooter in his home state of Alaska. He didn’t realize that the gas … Continue reading Scared of virtual reality
Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, … Continue reading Treating anxiety
Would you let a VIRTUAL spider crawl on your skin? Technology ‘is the key’ to facing phobia – from snakes to dentists and, needles too Not many people enjoy discovering a spider dangling from their bedroom ceiling and some experience … Continue reading Managing your phobia
5 Virtual Reality Projects That Will Change How You View the World In 1915, two decades after the first commercial film premiered, American audiences packed cinemas to see “The Birth of a Nation,” a three-hour, silent epic directed by D.W. … Continue reading Can empathy be taught?