December 12, 2018
VRHealth has exclusively unveiled to Babyforyou.net.ua a virtual reality product called Luna that was designed to help patients manage hot flashes.
The new VR product, which can be used by patients going through menopause or chemotherapy treatment, employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It also gives users a data analysis of their treatment.
When a user puts on the VR headset, they are...
December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality.
The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...
October 3, 2018
Accenture has developed a new virtual reality game designed to help amputees with phantom limb syndrome. The technology, which is a combination of company’s SAP Cloud Platform, SAP for Leonardo and a connected armband, gameifies physical therapy for amputees. The program was developed to encourage patients to participate in therapy exercises with their new prosthetic limb. In part, it was also...
October 2, 2018
New features to personalize practices. Miami-based EHR and practice management software company CareCloud announced that it is expanding its platform with a slew of new features for its platform Breeze. Among these are support for personalized URLs and webpages for practices, configurable patient feedback surveys, and a new patient experience management dashboard. Breeze, which includes native...
September 27, 2018
VRHealth has partnered with Oculus on a range of healthcare-focused virtual reality applications to be delivered via the latter’s hardware, the companies announced yesterday at the Oculus Connect event in San Jose, California.
The two VR companies are planning pain management offerings designed for mothers experiencing pain in labor and for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, as well as...
September 20, 2018
Looking to commercialize its virtual reality mental health treatment, Oxford VR has announced that it raked in $4.11 (£3.2 million) in funding. Investors included Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital, and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.
"Our focus is on developing clinically validated, cost-effective, user-centred treatments for clinical conditions with...
September 18, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
September 4, 2018
A UK hospital is giving parents-to-be a more immersive look at what introducing labor and birth may entail.
The Hull Women and Children's Hospital project allows future parents to virtually see the experience of a woman using a birthing pool and ‘join’ an operating theatre where a patient is undergoing a caesarean section.
“The [virtual reality] headsets mean people feel like they are in the room...
August 15, 2018
Amputees experiencing painful phantom limb sensations may be able to find some relief in a novel therapeutic approach incorporating visual and tactile sensory technologies.
In recent paper published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, a team of European researchers described a virtual reality experience powered by a headset and touch-enabled prosthetics that could help...
July 18, 2018
Multiplayer surgeries. Virtual reality surgical training app maker Osso VR today launched a feature that allows multiple surgeons to train and interact within a single VR space. The new functionality can bring team members together for training regardless of physical location, according to a statement, and comes with the other benefits of collaborative, team-based training over solo instruction...