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
‘After, I feel ecstatic and emotional’: could virtual reality replace therapy? Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on … Continue reading The empathic generation
Understanding the science of pain with the help of virtual reality UDY WOODRUFF: Now let’s turn to our series on the opioid crisis, its enormous toll in American life, and efforts to get a handle on it. We have spent … Continue reading A place with no pain
On the couch? Your therapist may soon be replaced by a robopsychiatrist Ellie, an AI therapist who thrives deep in the hearts of University of Southern California’s (USC) computers, can treat people with depression and veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. … Continue reading Can robots replace psychiatrists?
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
Cambridge is giving cancer the 3D VR treatment It’s always good to hear that scientists are bringing the latest technology to the fight against cancer, but virtual reality doesn’t seem like an obvious addition to the arsenal. Yet it’s VR … Continue reading Maps of tumours
How doctors are prescribing VR to help patients cope with real life The woman enters the supermarket. She grabs a cart and then walks round the aisles to find the goods she needs. Having carefully picked various products, paying close … Continue reading Patients in a CAVE