Technology continues to play a major role in communications between patients and physicians, with the potential to further educate consumers on the ways in which they can be treated.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. But now Google has developed an artificial intelligence software that can come close to predicting a person’s risk of heart attack just by looking into their eyes.
The mysteries of the brain do not easily become solved. That is what many manufacturers of virtual reality devices and medical and care providers are finding out as they test virtual reality (VR) for seniors in communities for the aged around the country.
A new article shares how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping free up the extremely limited resources we so desperately need in medicine today.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a life-saving prediction. This prediction is actually the first algorithm that monitors the vitals of a patient to predict potentially deadly events hours before they could have happened.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Osso VR as the winner in the EdSim Challenge, which called for virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and spur an ecosystem of virtual and augmented reality technology in education.
Virtual Reality (VR) has been increasingly used to manage pain, trauma, and distress–particularly during painful medical procedures–as investigators hypothesize that VR acts as a nonpharmacologic form of analgesia by exerting “an array of emotional affective, emotion-based cognitive and attentional processes on the body’s intricate pain modulation system.” While originally recognized for its entertainment value, the application has expanded to a number of clinical areas.
A newly published review of evidence and data has indicated that virtual reality (VR) holds potential for rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease, the neurodegenerative disorder that has historically been managed by a combination of medication and physiotherapy. Virtual reality technology has been proposed as a new and inventive rehabilitation tool, one that can potentially optimize motor learning and replicate real-life scenarios in order to improve functional activities.
Extensive research and data indicate that Virtual and Augmented Reality have the potential to change the face of medical technology: more importantly, the ways in which medical device designers operate, innovative, and create.
Yet the technologies have inevitable hurdles to overcome, despite the enormous progresses and successes in the past decade. While patients are incontrovertibly benefiting from the experience of virtual reality in certain areas, experts agree that in order for AR and VR to “disrupt” medical technology, the intrinsic challenges must be explained, understood, and faced.
Virtual reality (VR) refers to computer technologies that utilize virtual reality headsets to generate realistic images and sensations—with the goal of replicating a real environment, or creating an imaginary setting. A research article describes VR as an “immersive, interactive experience generated by a computer.”